Update on Opioid Dependence and Its Treatment

by Dr. Rich on May 12, 2012

While regulatory controls on methadone clinics for opioid dependence resulted in treatment being physically and functionally isolated from conventional medical care, the delivery of an office-based treatment of buprenorphine and the buprenorphine/naloxone combination product over the last decade has facilitated the return of treatment to “mainstream medicine both for psychiatry and primary care.” (Source: Psychiatric Times)

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