Is Buprenorphine Just a New Head for the Hydra of Opiate Addiction?

In addition to methadone, there is another opiate replacement medication on the U.S. market, buprenorphine (as Suboxone or Subutex). This article will examine the perceived advantages and disadvantages of buprenorphine for opioid dependence treatment, assess the abuse potential of buprenorphine, and critique the supposed efficacy of maintenance treatment for opiate abuse and dependence.

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