The SAMHSA waived physician webboard is a moderated password-protected website in which physicians holding waivers from SAMHSA under the authority of the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) can ask and answer clinical questions about buprenorphine and opioid addiction. Physicians must register and login to access the WebBoard.
This handout discusses how a prescribing physician may prepare for a visit from the DEA. Such visits are required by law for physicians prescribing buprenorphine, and involve things such as prescription and dispensing records, and adherence to prescribing limits on number of patients.
This document discusses the evidence for buprenorphine treatment of opioid dependent adolescents and young adults. It provides treatment recommendations, and highlights special issues that should be considered when treating this special population.
This chapter from TIP 43: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs discusses the use of drug testing as a means of monitoring patient progress and treatment efficacy. This chapter details several methods for implementing drug testing, their effectiveness, and their pros and cons.
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