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Expanding Access to Buprenorphine

Providing life-saving care just got easier.

Effective December 29, 2022, the DATA 2000 waiver is no longer required to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Only a DEA number is needed. The DACS team of addiction medicine experts are here to support prescribers and pharmacists.





Provide life saving care.

All prescribers who have a current DEA registration that includes Schedule III authority, may now prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.

Call 1-866-337-DACS for expert support with buprenorphine prescribing including:

  • Best practices for evidence-based care
  • Dosing
  • Initiation, maintenance, or termination

...and other clinical questions. Explore Prescriber Support to learn more.


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Fill buprenorphine prescriptions.

DC pharmacists can now fill prescriptions for buprenorphine without an x-waiver. Only a DEA number is needed.

Pharmacy staff can call 1-866-337-DACS for free expert support about buprenorphine including: 

  • Evidence-based care
  • Dosing
  • Dispensing issues
  • Formulations
  • Access

...and other clinical questions.


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