COWS score on new pt taking suboxone off the street

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anki373
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COWS score on new pt taking suboxone off the street

Postby anki373 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:04 pm

Dear All,

What are your thoughts on a patient already taking bup off the street that wants to start the program? Do you perform COWS on a patient that comes in as a new patient that is positive for bup and admits to buying off the street? Or do you start them on a low dose of suboxone and increase if needed?

What are Ohio regulations?

Will appreciate input from experts.

Thanks!

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