Part I of this Article will discuss the rise in opioid use disorder, the need for effective treatment, and the utility of methadone maintenance treatment options, as well as the history of the ban on mobile clinics. Part II will discuss the NPRM issued by the DEA on February 26, 2020, and explain the likely impact of the rule. Part III will provide an overview of the NPRM in its current form, explain its likely impact as written and show that mobile clinics are effective treatment options, and then argue that while a great start, the NPRM should be amended to require that mobile clinics offer a behavioral treatment component to maximize the chances of success.
Laurel E. Via,
Mobile Methadone Clinics: A Necessary Step in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/lawreview/vol55/iss4/3