Don't Jump to Buprenorphine Before Non-Opioids for Chronic Pain

Increasing opioid abuse will raise questions about using buprenorphine for chronic pain.

We often think of the patch (BuTrans) for chronic pain...and buprenorphine/naloxone combos (Suboxone, etc) for opioid dependence.

But the combos are also being used off-label for chronic pain.

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