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Buprenorphine Implant Presents Alternative Opioid Treatment

A buprenorphine implant, which is surgically placed underneath the skin of a patient’s upper arm, delivers a new type of treatment for opioid use disorder. The implant releases a steady flow of medication for six months, reducing or eliminating daily dosing. The implant is also less likely than oral medications to be stolen from the patient or accidentally accessed in the home by children. Read more here.

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