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dc.contributor.authorWhite, J.en
dc.contributor.authorLopatko, O.en
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationExpert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 2007; 8(1):1-11en
dc.identifier.issn1465-6566en
dc.identifier.issn1744-7666en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/43609-
dc.description.abstractThe use of opioids outside of medical practice is a significant health problem with important social and political implications. Although treatment of opioid dependence is traditionally focused on heroin users, there is increasing recognition that a large number of people become dependent through the use of prescription opioids. The necessity for long-term treatment has also been increasingly recognised. At present, there are several pharmacotherapies available for maintenance treatment, including drugs that are full agonists at the opioid receptor (e.g., methadone, slow-release oral morphine), a partial agonist (buprenorphine) and an opioid antagonist (naltrexone). This review examines the existing strategies, highlights problems associated with their use and discusses the opportunities for new treatment approaches, particularly the use of long-acting formulations.en
dc.description.urihttp://www.expertopin.com/en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAshley Publications Ltd.en
dc.subjectHumans; Opioid-Related Disorders; Analgesics, Opioid; Narcotic Antagonists; Delayed-Action Preparations; Chemistry, Pharmaceuticalen
dc.titleOpioid maintenance: a comparative review of pharmacological strategiesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020070041en
dc.identifier.doi10.1517/14656566.8.1.1en
dc.identifier.pubid49349-
pubs.library.collectionPharmacology publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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