Monday, December 11, 2006

MDs can now treat 100 with buprenorphine

Washington DC: An act passed by Congress in the closing hours of the session allows physicians to treat up to 100 opiate-dependent patients with buprenorphine, instead of only 30. Details. More about buprenorphine, the medication of choice to treat addiction to heroin.

Postscript Dec. 29: President Bush today signed the measure into law. Details.

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