Newsclip®: [Health] FDA Pondering Pricey Implant as Treatment for Opioid Addiction | Managed Care Magazine Online

"In the face of a growing opioid-abuse epidemic, the FDA is considering a system of implanted rods that offer controlled release of buprenorphine—a drug already used in other forms to treat opioid addiction. Because it’s implanted in the skin, this version of the drug can’t easily be sold on the illegal market, proponents say—a key treatment advantage.",

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