Buprenorphine for opiate addiction: potential economic impact.

  title={Buprenorphine for opiate addiction: potential economic impact.},
  author={Robert A. Rosenheck and Thomas R. Kosten},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={63 3},
This study evaluated the potential economic impact of the buprenorphine/naloxone combination in the context of practice in the United States of America. In comparison to treatment provided through methadone clinics, buprenorphine/naloxone therapy in office practice may be associated with increased medication, physician, and nursing costs, but reduced costs for dispensing, toxicology screens, counseling and administration. It may also result in markedly reduced costs for patients, especially… CONTINUE READING

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