Buprenorphine Initiation in the Emergency Department Beneficial for Opioid Withdrawal

From Clinical Advisor:

Initiating buprenorphine in the emergency department (ED) may improve retention rates in opioid use disorder treatment programs, reduce illicit opioid use, and curb the mortality rates associated with long-term opioid use, according to research presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) annual meeting, held May 18 to 22, 2019, in Denver, CO.

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