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Is Buprenorphine becoming an Office-Based Methadone? - ARCA
Buprenorphine is the first major medication approved for the treatment of opioid addiction in almost twenty years. In terms of efficacy and convenience it has several major advantages over the existing medications; methadone and naltrexone. The NIDA Research Report on Heroin Abuse and Addiction describes the clinical benefits as follows: “Buprenorphine is a particularly attractive treatment for heroin …