Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance in jail and post-release: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Magura2009BuprenorphineAM,
  title={Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance in jail and post-release: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Stephen Magura and Joshua David Lee and Jason Hershberger and Herman Joseph and Lisa A. Marsch and Carol Shropshire and Andrew Rosenblum},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 1-3},
  pages={222-30}
}
Buprenorphine has rarely been administered as an opioid agonist maintenance therapy in a correctional setting. This study introduced buprenorphine maintenance in a large urban jail, Rikers Island in New York City. Heroin-dependent men not enrolled in community methadone treatment and sentenced to 10-90 days in jail (N=116) were voluntarily randomly assigned either to buprenorphine or methadone maintenance, the latter being the standard of care for eligible inmates at Rikers. Buprenorphine and… CONTINUE READING
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