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Expanding Access to Buprenorphine

Providing life-saving care just got easier.

A message from Maryland's Secretary of Health, Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH

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. Select one of the following links to learn how you can help.

Prescribers   |   Pharmacists   |   Healthcare Teams


icon of provider and an Rx pad and penPrescribers | 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:

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

illustration of hand holding medicinePharmacy StaffFill 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: 

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

yellow circle with icon of three gears Healthcare Teams | 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:

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

Everyone | 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.

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

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.