This webpage provides answers to frequently asked questions from physicians about buprenorphine and the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000). In addition to having a physician section, there is a section for patients and pharmacists.
This handout discusses how a prescribing physician may prepare for a visit from the DEA. Such visits are required by law for physicians prescribing buprenorphine, and involve things such as prescription and dispensing records, and adherence to prescribing limits on number of patients.
This patient consent form (in Word®) explains buprenorphine treatment and warns about the adverse effects of mixing buprenorphine with other medications. The section at the bottom is for the patient and a witness to sign and date, indicating that the patient understands and wishes to receive treatment.
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