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Addiction Treatment in Western Pennsylvania 

Probuphine: Newest Medical Offering for Treating Opiate Dependence

A new method of delivering medication for opioid addicts gained approval from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week. It’s a matchstick-like insert designed to slip under the skin and release a drug over a period of months.  The new drug formulation offers more options for medication assisted treatment clients, but also more questions for providers.

Click here for more information on probuphine from NPR.

Contributed by Michael Palladini, RPh, MBA.