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Case 2: Heroin Use and HIV

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D In the United States, buprenorphine may now be provided legally through outpatient medical clinics, but physicians who intend to prescribe buprenorphine are required to undergo special training and receive a waiver from the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

This answer is correct. Buprenorphine was the first schedule III medication to receive approval under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) for use by physicians in office-based treatment programs. Physicians interested in prescribing buprenorphine need to undergo special training and receive a waiver from the Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment.


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