High-dose buprenorphine induction in the emergency department for treatment of opioid use disorder

Herring AA, Vosooghi AA, Luftig J, et al. High-Dose Buprenorphine Induction in the Emergency Department for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(7):e2117128. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17128
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Importance: Emergency departments (EDs) sporadically use a high-dose buprenorphine induction strategy for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in response to the increasing potency of the illicit opioid drug supply and commonly encountered delays in access to follow-up care.

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Alcohol is responsible for a multitude of health conditions, including Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). While frequently presented in specialty addiction treatment settings, patients experiencing or at risk for developing AWS also receive care in hospitals, emergency departments, and primary care settings. The current management of patients with AWS is inconsistent across care settings and evidence-based care is often not provided.