Physicians to try six-month implant treatment to treat addiction to opioids

published on March 3, 2019 by Camille Bains in National Post

VANCOUVER — Canadians addicted to opioids may be eligible for an implant that provides an ongoing low dose of medication for six months, with the potential for treatment for up to a year when a new implant is placed in the opposite arm.

The procedure involves trained physicians inserting match-stick sized rods under the skin of the upper arm, each containing the medication buprenorphine…

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