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The Number Needed to Prescribe ! What Would It Take to Expand Access to Buprenorphine?

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  • Elisabeth Poorman, M.D., M.P.H.

Policies have been proposed to remove obstacles to prescribing buprenorphine to people with opioid use disorder. But a larger barrier to treatment expansion is cultural: physicians and institutions fail to treat substance use disorders as the chronic diseases they are.

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This article was published on May 8, 2021, at NEJM.org.

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.