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Comment & Response
April 2020

Additional Barriers to Methadone Use in Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities

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  • 1American Health Care Association, Washington, DC
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(4):615. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0120

To the Editor In response to the recently published Viewpoint by Pytell and colleagues1 that highlighted concerns about Drug Enforcement Agency and US Food and Drug Administration regulations, we would like to note that Medicare regulations also cause substantial barriers to individuals using methadone and needing care in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

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