Transforming Management of Opioid Use Disorder with Universal Treatment

Barriers at multiple levels impede the use of evidence-based medication for opioid use disorder. Actions by clinicians, health care systems, and policymakers could substantially expand treatment access.

This article notes that only a small percentage of people with OUD receive Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) and lists six proposals to improve access, including increasing MOUD content in medical education and increasing availability of low-threshold buprenorphine access with flexible (monthly) scheduling and no requirement for counseling.

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