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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Jan 25;62(3):56.

Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for buprenorphine ingestion by children--United States, 2010-2011.

Abstract

Buprenorphine (Subutex) and buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) received Food and Drug Administration approval in 2002 for the treatment of opioid dependence. Introduction of these drugs expanded the availability of opioid-dependence treatment options to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid abuse, and buprenorphine has become an increasingly prescribed component of office-based treatment. However, unsupervised ingestion of buprenorphine-containing products by children is a growing concern.

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PMC4604875
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