Medication-Assisted Treatment With Buprenorphine: Assessing the Evidence

This is an academic paper that provides a synopsis of the evidence for buprenorphine in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). The study concludes that buprenorphine is associated with improved outcomes compared with placebo for individuals and pregnant women with OUD and that buprenorphine treatment should be considered for inclusion as a covered benefit.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Response Approach
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Peer-reviewed Article

Thomas, C.P., Fullerton, C.A., Kim, M., et al. (2014). Medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine: assessing the evidence. Psychiatric Services, 65(2), 158-170.