39. Buprenorphine Maintenance Versus Placebo or Methadone Maintenance for Opioid Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch39

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Buprenorphine Maintenance Versus Placebo or Methadone Maintenance for Opioid Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch39

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503

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Keywords:

  • buprenorphine maintenance versus placebo for opioid dependence;
  • buprenorphine/or methadone better than placebo in opioid dependence;
  • clinical trials, and buprenorphine effectiveness over placebo medication;
  • primary outcomes, retention with opioid/other substance use;
  • buprenorphine (flexible doses) versus methadone (flexible doses);
  • buprenorphine effective than placebo, less effective than methadone in retention;
  • buprenorphine and reduced heroin use, compared with placebo

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