• Buprenorphine deaths did not increase despite wider access during pandemic, study shows

    15 days ago - By STAT

    The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a sea change in addiction medicine - in particular, increased access to buprenorphine , a drug commonly used to treat opioid use disorder.
    Now, new data show that despite the medication's wider availability, deaths involving buprenorphine still constitute a small fraction of overall drug mortality.
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