Methadone

Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug Users

Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug Users

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The investigators suggest that enrollment in a methadone maintenance therapy program may be helpful in providing access to HCV care in people who inject drugs.

Opioid Dependence Pharmacotherapy and Clinical, Criminal Outcomes in Mental Illness

Opioid Dependence Pharmacotherapy and Clinical, Criminal Outcomes in Mental Illness

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All 3 opioid-dependence pharmacotherapies — methadone, buprenorphine, and oral naltrexone — were associated with reductions in inpatient substance abuse treatment.

FDA: Opioid Addiction Medication Should Not Be Withheld While Taking CNS Depressants

FDA: Opioid Addiction Medication Should Not Be Withheld While Taking CNS Depressants

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A review of several published studies showed that the evidence did not support dose limitations or arbitrary caps of buprenorphine or methadone as a strategy to address benzodiazepine or other CNS depressant use in MAT-treated patients.

FDA's Strategies for Managing Patients Taking CNS Depressants and Opioids

FDA's Strategies for Managing Patients Taking CNS Depressants and Opioids

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The FDA has recently issued a report advising against the use of buprenorphine and methadone medications in patients taking benzodiazepines and/or other central nervous system depressants.

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