17th August 2018

To fight the opioid crisis, the US needs to look at what works

In this article the Washington Examiner discusses how buprenorphine/naloxone combination should be readily available and could act as a key defense against the on going opioid problem in the U.S.

Key to understanding how buprenorphine helps is an understanding of the difference between physical dependence and addiction. This can be a confusing distinction, as the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Addiction is essentially an uncontrollable craving and an inability to control use. Dependence, on the other hand, is the term used to describe the physical reliance on opioids.

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