UpToDate Talk

Naltrexone versus buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

March 20, 2018

This episode features Dr. Andrew Saxon discussing treatments for opioid use disorder. Dr. Jennifer Mitty hosts. Dr. Saxon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, and he is Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Addiction Psychiatry. References: Lee JD, Nunes EV Jr, Novo P, et al. Comparative effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone for opioid relapse prevention (X:BOT): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2018; 391:309. Tanum L, Solli KK, Latif ZE, et al. Effectiveness of Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone vs Daily Buprenorphine-Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: A Randomized Clinical Noninferiority Trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2017; 74:1197. Contributor Disclosure: Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Medicasafe [Medication dispensing]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Neurocrine Biosciences [Tardive dyskinesia (Valbenazine)].

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