One-third of PCPs question efficacy of medications for opioid use disorder

In a recent survey, about one-third of primary care physicians felt that medications for opioid use disorder such as buprenorphine were no more effective than nonmedication treatments, despite evidence supporting their use as the “gold standard” treatment, researchers said.
“We wanted to understand primary care physicians’ views about treating opioid use disorder (OUD) with medication,” Beth McGinty, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told Healio Primary Care.
McGinty and colleagues

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