Buprenorphine use: the international experience.

@article{Carrieri2006BuprenorphineUT,
  title={Buprenorphine use: the international experience.},
  author={M P Carrieri and Leslie Amass and Gregory Lucas and David Vlahov and Alex Wodak and George E Woody},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 Suppl 4},
  pages={S197-215}
}
The confluence of the heroin injection epidemic and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection epidemic has increased the call for expanded access to effective treatments for both conditions. Buprenorphine and methadone are now listed on the World Health Organization's Model Essential Drugs List. In France, which has the most extensive experience, buprenorphine has been associated with a dramatic decrease in deaths due to overdose, and buprenorphine diversion appears to be associated with… CONTINUE READING
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