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by rickbennettmd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: buprenorphine levels
Replies: 23
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NoDrugs Of course it isn't possible for a compliant patient to produce a negative buprenorphine value in the absence of laboratory error. However I do feel that we have seen urine lab value errors even from the outside corporate laboratory that we use. Simple on site ("point of care") testing, such ...
by rickbennettmd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: buprenorphine levels
Replies: 23
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compchat57 Urine QUANTITATIVE analysis does provide information that can be helpful in several ways. The primary use I put it to is the issue you address. To confirm that the patient is indeed takng their medication as directed, and not diverting. Simple on site QUALITATIVES are our primary tool, of...
by rickbennettmd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: buprenorphine levels
Replies: 23
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rickbennettmd</i> <br />compchat57 Urine QUANTITATIVE analysis does provide information that can be helpful in several ways. The primary use I put it to i...
by rickbennettmd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: buprenorphine levels
Replies: 23
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Richard Bennett
by rickbennettmd
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: inducing patient with negative UDS
Replies: 10
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re: preemptively treating patients an with opiate addiction history with MAT upon release from prison I agree that these patients most definitely very often need and would benefit from pharmaceutically based use prevention programs upon discharge. I have heard post-incarceration relapse histories so...
by rickbennettmd
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: inducing patient with negative UDS
Replies: 10
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ran across a recent pertinent study: Research Report A cost-effectiveness analysis of opioid substitution therapy upon prison release in reducing mortality among people with a history of opioid dependence Natasa Gisev1,*, Marian Shanahan1, Don J. Weatherburn2, Richard P. Mattick1, Sarah Larney1,3, L...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Patient cap being lifted?
Replies: 80
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Current status? I was recently apprised of the situation regarding increasing patient limits by an upper officer of the lab corporation that we use. She presented this information with full authority, not presenting it as rumor or hearsay. Yet this is information from one person, of course. She told...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Patient cap being lifted?
Replies: 80
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My casual read****essment: Complex beaurocratic language, impossible to satifactorily decipher. The bottom line appears to be that Addiction Medicine Board Certified docs will be eligible to now treat 200 Suboxone patients. Other waivered docs can as well, but the program they are required to set up...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Patient cap being lifted?
Replies: 80
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NoDrugs

I remain interested: this new document does indeed allow NP's and PA's to prescribe Suboxone?

Thanks

Rick

by rickbennettmd
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Patient cap being lifted?
Replies: 80
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I wrote in favor of increasing the limit for well qualified prescribers

We always have the problem with the "mills," damn it

Richard Bennett

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