Concerns and Perceived Barriers Related to Treatment of Opioid Addiction with Buprenorphine
Despite the demonstrated value of opioid treatment with buprenorphine, there is an insufficient number of prescribers who have completed the necessary training to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Understanding the barriers that hinder potential prescribers may help address this practice gap and thus improve the health of patients with opioid addiction.
Reference: Tanner B, Metcalf M, Rossie K. Concerns and Perceived Barriers Related to Treatment of Opioid Addiction with Buprenorphine. American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference; 2015 April 24; Austin, TX, USA.
More info on the authors: Brad Tanner, Mary Metcalf, Karen Rossie