BC Doctors Can More Easily Prescribe Suboxone – Dr. Keith Ahamad

suboxone2The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is relaxing its regulations covering access to a drug that can help treat heroin addiction.

On its website, the college says physicians no longer need a special exemption to prescribe Suboxone or its generic versions.

Paperwork linked to prescribing the drug is also being scaled back, with the college announcing it will no longer keep a central registry of patients in the methadone program.

It means doctors won’t have to submit patient registration, transfer, and cessation forms when prescribing Suboxone, but must still check a patient’s previous drug history before starting opioid treatment.

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