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"[Buprenorphine] is a tremendously powerful medication, saves many lives and prevents overdose, but there is a risk of misuse and diversion, albeit pretty low," says Dr. Francis Levin.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded $32 million to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to address opioid use disorders and stimulant use disorders.
“More than any other provider group, primary care providers offer greater potential for expanding access to buprenorphine treatment,” says Dr. Mark Olfson.
Dr. Edward V. Nunes will serve as one of the directors of Columbia's Center for Healing of Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders-Enhancing Intervention, Development and Implementation (CHOSEN).
- June 20, 2018
Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals.