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2023 Nov 18

Am J Med


Buprenorphine use in the United States, 2010-2019.


Thompson MG, Kuriyama A, Yoshino T, Murphy MG, Jackson JL


Buprenorphine is effective for the treatment of opioid use disorder and chronic pain, has a safer pharmacological profile than full-mu opioid agonists, and can now be prescribed by any U.S. provider with a DEA license. Our study purpose was to examine a decade of buprenorphine prescribing patterns in the U.S.