Continuity of buprenorphine treatment linked to significantly lower prescription opioid use and over

A study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that long-term buprenorphine treatment is associated with improvements in health care outcomes. Compared to individuals who discontinued buprenorphine, those with continuous treatment had significantly lower rates of prescription opioid use and opioid-related events, including medically treated overdoses in the follow-up period.