Medications for Opioid Addiction Treatment Are Underused, Researchers Say

September 20, 2019

(UPI) – Three medications to help fight opioid addiction are widely underused in addiction treatment, a new study says. Naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone are all approved by the Food and Drug Administration and have varying degrees of success at stopping narcotic cravings, yet they often are not included as part of treatment plans, according to research published Thursday in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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