Injecting misuse of buprenorphine among French drug users.

  title={Injecting misuse of buprenorphine among French drug users.},
  author={Yolande Obadia and Val{\'e}rie Perrin and Isabelle Feroni and David Vlahov and Jean Paul Moatti},
  volume={96 2},
AIMS To evaluate the extent to which the introduction (February 1996) of ambulatory prescriptions of buprenorphine for drug maintenance treatment (DMT) has been associated with its intravenous illicit use by French injecting drug users (IDUs). DESIGN Cross-sectional survey (September 1997), using self-administered questionnaires, in a sample of IDUs recruited at 32 pharmacies, four needle exchange programmes and three syringe vending machines. SETTING Thirty-nine sites where IDUs have… CONTINUE READING


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