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Why Isn't Buprenorphine Available at All Pharmacies?

— More access to this life-saving medication is essential

You're dealing with a life-threatening illness that has an effective treatment. The only problem is the medication is only available at about 60% of pharmacies. What now?

This isn't a hypothetical for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in the U.S. And it's not limited to those living in care deserts -- areas where people lack nearby, convenient healthcare access. In fact, even in densely populated areas there may be multiple pharmacies that do not carry buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA to treat OUD and the only one that doesn't require frequent visits to a clinic (methadone) or an injection.


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