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Larry P. Cote quoted in article “Trump’s call to bolster virtual opioid treatment lacks muscle, critics say”


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President Donald Trump on Thursday signaled his intention to break a logjam preventing doctors from treating opioid addiction through long-distance consults, a vital way to reach the hundreds of thousands of addicts living in rural and hard-to reach parts of the United States.


“This is going to put pressure on DEA to do what Congress asked them to do in 2008,” said Larry Cote, a former associate chief counsel at the agency who now works at the firm Quarles & Brady. But DEA has “been telling people for years they’re working on a regulation now, [so] the fact that they said it today means nothing to me."