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[Comment] Extended-release naltrexone: good but not a panacea

20:19 EST 14 Nov 2017 | The Lancet

Unlike other addictions, opioid-use disorder has several highly effective medication treatments available, in particular methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.1–3 Methadone is the least accessible or acceptable of these in many settings, so providers and patients are often faced with a choice between buprenorphine-naloxone (BUP-NX) and extended-release naltrexone injection (XR-NTX).

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