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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 MACS team of addiction medicine experts are here to help you and your healthcare team.


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Provide life saving care.

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

Call 1-855-337-MACS for expert support with buprenorphine prescribing including:

  • best practices for evidence-based care
  • dosing
  • initiation, maintenance, or termination

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


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Fill buprenorphine prescriptions.

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

Pharmacy staff can call 1-855-337-MACS for free expert support about buprenorphine including: 

  • evidence-based care
  • dosing
  • dispensing issues
  • formulations
  • access

...and other clinical questions. Learn more about how we support Pharmacists.

Healthcare Teams

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Expand office-based care.

Healthcare providers and their teams can access MACS technical assistance to implement or expand office-based treatment for opioid use disorder, including buprenorphine.

Call 1-855-337-MACS to get started with:

  • Best practices for office-based prescribing
  • Workflow development and practice protocols
  • Customized trainings

....and other services. Visit our Technical Assistance page to learn more.


For FAQs and to learn more about recent legislation visit MAT & MATE Acts.


Help spread the word!

Share this webpage and information with your healthcare prescriber or healthcare provider colleagues. All Maryland healthcare providers can call 1-855-337-MACS with questions about providing buprenorphine, or other substance use care, and to access our free services.

The Maryland Addiction Consultation Service is administered by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and funded by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration.