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Arkansas Scarce of Medical Professionals With DEA Waiver Despite Increasing Need (Here’s How To Get A Waiver)

There’s less than 100 medical professionals (Physicians, Physician-Assistants, Nurses, etc.) in Arkansas, but the rate of substance abuse addiction continues to rise.

“Arkansas has a real need for medical professionals to have the ability to provide medication-assisted treatment,” said Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane.  “There are so few in this state who have a DEA waiver and we need to change that. Our overall goal is to save lives from the thrall of addiction and this can be another step toward accomplishing that important task.”

To apply for a DEA waiver to prescribe or dispense buprenorphine under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, click here.