From addiction treatment to nursing homes, end of COVID emergency will bring changes across U.S. health care system

Published March 21, 2023


CBS News story featured David Herzberg discussing that the federal government’s formal end of the COVID-19 public health emergency will bring changes across U.S. health care system. The Drug Enforcement Administration, for example, has proposed partly rolling back the prescribing of controlled substances through telemedicine. Herzberg said the DEA's approach reflects a fundamental challenge in developing drug policy: meeting the needs of people who rely on a drug that can be abused without making that drug too readily available to others. The DEA, he added, is "clearly seriously wrestling with this problem."

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