Treating opioid addiction with buprenorphine-naloxone in community-based primary care settings.

@article{Mintzer2007TreatingOA,
  title={Treating opioid addiction with buprenorphine-naloxone in community-based primary care settings.},
  author={Ira L Mintzer and Mark P. Eisenberg and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Terra and Casey Z. MacVane and David U. Himmelstein and Steffie J Woolhandler},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={146-50}
}
PURPOSE Office-based treatment of opioid addiction with a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone was approved in 2002. Efficacy of this treatment in non-research clinical settings has not been studied. We examined the efficacy and practicality of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment in primary care settings. METHODS We studied a cohort of 99 consecutive patients enrolled in buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for opioid dependence at 2 urban primary care practices: a hospital-based primary care… CONTINUE READING

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