Buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid dependence

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Abstract

Methadone has been the mainstay of pharmacological management of opioid dependence since the 1960s but buprenorphine is fast gaining acceptance among addiction specialists and patients. This article provides an overview of buprenorphine, its pharmacology, clinical efficacy and role in the treatment of opioid dependence.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-597
Number of pages4
JournalBritish journal of hospital medicine
Volume68
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007