Buprenorphine implants may be effective relapse prevention tool for adults with opioid dependence

Posted by - July 19, 2016

This post was originally published on this siteWhile buprenorphine has long been used to treat adults with opioid dependence, its efficacy can be hindered by lack of adherence to daily, sublingual (beneath the tongue) doses of the medication. New research shows that a higher percentage of stable, opioid-dependent patients given six-month buprenorphine implants remained abstinent

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