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Association between buprenorphine treatment gaps, opioid overdose, health care spending

JAMA Psychiatry

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Nonadherence with the opioid use disorder medication buprenorphine was associated with an increased risk of experiencing an opioid overdose and higher health care expenditures in this study that included 34,000 Medicare patients.

Authors: Jason B. Gibbons, Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

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