Growing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Buprenorphine Distribution in the U.S.

Increasing the number of buprenorphine waivered prescribers has been a key strategy in increasing buprenorphine access. This study assessed whether per capita buprenorphine distribution varied by regional racial/ethnic composition, Medicaid expansion status, and time period. Buprenorphine access grew over the time period studied but disproportionately in areas with a higher percentage of white residents and this discrepancy did not improve in Medicaid expansion states.

Study details: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0376871621002052

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