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  1. Lead Mentor Dr. Andrew Saxon provided this response: Although fentanyl is stored in adipose tissue and released slowly, typically it would be a matter of days, not months, to clear fentanyl from the system sufficiently that it would not show up on toxicology testing. There probably are rare patients who may metabolize and excrete fentanyl in some kind of anomalous fashion which could be an explanation here. Is Quest doing confirmatory testing on all the specimens? If not, there are several commonly prescribed medications which cross react with fentanyl on the screening tests, which cou
  2. You also asked some questions regarding the recent waiver changes. No training is required anymore for physicians, NPs and PAs to prescribe buprenorphine to up to 30 patients. However applying for and receiving the waiver is still necessary. You can learn more information about all the changes here: https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/practitioner-resources/faqs
  3. Welcome to the Forum. If you are looking to apply for your waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, you can access it here: https://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/forms/select-practitioner-type.php
  4. Welcome to the PCSS Discussion Forums and good luck in your new role!
  5. Welcome! Be sure to check out the PCSS Mentoring page if you haven't done so: https://pcssnow.org/mentoring/
  6. Welcome to the PCSS Forum. I hope you find lots of great information here!
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  8. Welcome to the PCSS Discussion Forum and good day to you!
  9. Welcome to the Forum! Once SAMHSA has approved your waiver application you should have received a letter from them indicating your approval and providing you with your X-waiver number. They then forward your approval to the DEA who will then provide you with an updated DEA license that has both your regular DEA number as well as your X-waiver training listed. I would not be surprised if there is a delay between getting the letter from SAMHSA and the license from the DEA. I would contact the DEA if you don't receive your updated DEA license soon.
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