Buprenorphine, a highly effective yet underutilized medication for opioid dependence, is crucial to tackling the current global opioid epidemic. Multiple studies address the need for more clinical information to increase confidence in delivering buprenorphine treatment. This article provides a practical guide to assist in educating inexperienced buprenorphine prescribers on relevant subjects involved in inducting, stabilizing, maintaining, and discontinuing patients on buprenorphine. It is meant to provide equivalent information as would be gained if working with an experienced X-waivered provider. This guidance intends to serve as a useful resource to empower practitioners in buprenorphine treatment to expand the numbers of prescribers necessary to assist in diminishing the unrelenting opioid crisis.
Walton M. Clinical Pearls for Buprenorphine Treatment. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2020; 2(3).
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