Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug UsersMay 07, 2018
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.
All 3 opioid-dependence pharmacotherapies — methadone, buprenorphine, and oral naltrexone — were associated with reductions in inpatient substance abuse treatment.
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.
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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