Roadblocks often stand in the way of effective addiction treatment, particularly agonist therapy for Opioid Use Disorder. Stigma & implicit bias can often present as a refusal to cover or dispense appropriate medications. These sample letters can provide a framework for clinicians to advocate within their clinical judgment for the standard of care.*
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