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It's Tougher for Non-White Americans to Get Buprenorphine

U.S. News [2/20] - Americans addicted to opioids who need the anti-addiction medication buprenorphine are far more likely to find it if they live in a predominantly white neighborhood, according to new research published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Prior studies have looked at access to buprenorphine, but this study is among the first to look at the issue at the local level. Compared to largely white urban areas, the most ethnically/racially diverse urban zip codes were between 45% to 55% less likely to have prescribers able to provide buprenorphine, whereas in rural parts of the U.S. that gap rose to between 62% and 79% less likely. Cont.

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