FDA Approval Pending for Implant to Treat Opioid Addiction

Maine Public Broadcasting News, March 22, 2016. Dr. Tracy Rupp shares the concern that patients with the opioid addiction treatment implant needed to take additional doses of buprenorphine. From a patient safety standpoint, she expresses her concern and hopes for further studies about the risks and benefits for patients who get the implant.

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Can an Implant Stop Heroin Addiction?

The Daily Beast, March 27, 2016. Tracy Rupp told the advisory committee at the FDA that she was “disappointed to conclude” that the evidence wasn’t enough for her to endorse the opioid addition treatment. “While we all desperately want new treatments for opioid abuse, we have to be sure they are safe and effective,” she said.

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