Why Telemedicine Matters for Opioid Treatment


Lisa Schmitz Mazur said it “would be a real game changer” in fighting opioid abuse if the federal government eased the Ryan Haight Act requiring in-person examination before using telemedicine for treatment. Such a move “means that psychiatrists could get in front of these patients more quickly, which could have a real promising result on the patient’s condition and chances of recovery,” Ms. Mazur explained.