Change in buprenorphine use in US jails, prisons

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What The Study Did: This study found that the use of buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder in U.S. jails and prisons increased substantially during the past five years, although use is still rare among all incarcerated individuals with this disorder.

Authors: Ashish P. Thakrar, M.D., of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.38870)

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