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A systematic review and economic evaluation of methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence.
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Health Technology Assessment; Vol 11: number 9. Connock et al., 2007.
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This study examined the responses of older adults to the Drug Abuse Problem Assessment for Primary Care (DAPA-PC), a computerized drug and alcohol abuse screening instrument developed for primary care settings.
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American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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This page links to the full text, summary, and physician waiver requirements under DATA 2000.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This form is for physicians to notify the DEA (through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) of their intent to use Schedule III, IV, or V drugs for treatment of opioid dependent patients.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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This PDF Document contains the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), a common instrument used to assess a patient's opioid withdrawal severity.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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This publication discusses the medical co-management of hepatitis infection and opioid abuse.
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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SAMHSA's list of upcoming live and online buprenorphine training programs.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This CME course instructs physicians on some subtleties of buprenorphine treatment that can minimize the risk of the patient being harmed either by an adverse drug effect or by relapsing to opioid abuse.
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Clinical Tools, Inc.
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This article provides guidelines and advice for physicians interested in prescribing buprenorphine. It also includes a clinical patient profile and discusses how to handle various aspects of her treatment.
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Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008
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