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The delicate matter of treating patients' addictions makes virtual treatment a hard sell. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic  a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. The declaration allows for doctors to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever seeing the patient in person.

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