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We’re Get Waivered

An initiative based in Boston

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Americans per day

Are killed by the Opiate Epidemic

The Problem

% of ED Physicians Waivered

Emergency physicians have to obtain a DEA X waiver to be able to prescribe buprenorphine to patients in need and unsurprisingly this has led to just 1% of all ED physicians nationwide having this waiver.

Emergency Departments have become an important point of care for patients with opioid use disorder often serving their primary healthcare needs, in addition, to offering overdose reversal and attention to injuries related to substance use.

The Answer

% of ED Physicians Waivered

At Massachusetts General Hospital 95% of all emergency physicians now have their DEA X waivers and our approach is now being used at the state level with our first state partner called Get Waivered Texas

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Public Policy


Previous Collaborations

See it in Action

#GetWaivered to Texas

The first step

insights from the field of behavioral economics to

  1. get physicians waivered,
  2. create easy to use ED initiated buprenorphine protocols
  3. nudges that will spur the quick adoption of these new protocols.