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To Prescribe Certain Medicines Doctors Need Approval From Medical Board

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South Carolina law limits what medicines a doctor can prescribe to a patient who has only been seen via telemedicine. Doctors can request individual exceptions from the board of South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners to prescribe certain controlled substances. A reproductive psychiatrist at the Medical University of South Carolina is asking for an exception to prescribe some opioid medications to pregnant women who need treatment for chronic pain or addiction.

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