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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives

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Reports on the findings from an expert committee regarding the evidence behind using medications to treat opioid use disorder, as well as issues with accessing medication-based treatment. Chapter 3 includes a section focusing on rural populations and chapter 5 addresses rural/urban differences in the number of healthcare providers waivered to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid-use disorder.
Author(s)
Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Date
03/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Tagged as
Access · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Rural-urban differences