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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Doctors hesitate to prescribe drug treating opioid addicts

Doctors are hesitant to prescribe a drug that treats opioid addiction and withdrawal, a new survey revealed.

One of the two drugs that treats opioid addiction is being underprescribed, especially when taking into account the spike in numbers addicted.

Most doctors said they don't want to prescribe the drug because they don't want to be flooded with new patient requests according to the study at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.

And among the doctors that can prescribe it, a number didn't want to give it to new people because they don't feel they can take on new patients.


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