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  • Ann Tucker

Deaths Involving Buprenorphine Did Not Increase With COVID-19 Prescriber Flexibility

NIDA (1/20) –– The proportion of opioid overdose deaths involving buprenorphine did not increase in the months after prescribing flexibilities were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] These data are consistent with a recent study reporting that COVID-era expansion of methadone access for the treatment of opioid use disorder was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths. Read more

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