The DAWN Report: Emergency Department Visits Involving Buprenorphine 

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This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) short report shows the estimated number of emergency room visits involving buprenorphine between 2005 and 2011. Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence on heroin and narcotic pain medications. The report also shows buprenorphine-related visits broken out by non-medical use, adverse reactions and seeking detoxification or treatment. The report talks about emergency room visits for buprenorphine alone and in combination with other drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and benzodiazepines.

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