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NIH research confirms effective treatments for opioid use disorder are underutilized.

An NIH-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid related mortality. The research was co-funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

 

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