Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig 2018 Feb 17. Epub 2018 Feb 17.
Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, Salem, VA, USA.
Objective The USA is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Understanding the impact of opioids and commonly used treatments for opioid dependence is essential for clinicians and researchers in order to educate and treat the nation's growing population with opioid use disorders. As a relatively new treatment for opioid dependence, buprenorphine is gaining popularity to the extent of becoming not only a preferred approach to the maintenance of opiate addiction, but also an option for chronic pain management. Read More