Project Aims To Educate, Train Doctors On Using Buphrenorphine In War Against Opioids
Unlike methadone, a narcotic used to treat opioid addiction that can only be prescribed through treatment programs, buprenorphine can be prescribed through a doctor's office.
State Project To Encourage Doctors To Treat Opioid Addiction With Medication
California public health officials are encouraging doctors to use buphrenorphine in the fight against opioid addiction. A federally-funded project will provide support, education and training for doctors that prescribe the drug, Marlies Perez with the California Department of Health Care Services told Capital Public Radio. (Ruth and Cavanaugh, 5/4)
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