Covid-19 pandemic changing how opioid use disorder can be treated for the better

27 May 2020 (Last Updated May 27th, 2020 09:48)

While there are multiple effective treatment options for the management of opioid use disorder, key opinion leaders interviewed by GlobalData state there are several barriers preventing access to these therapies, including lack of clinics in more rural areas and the need for patients to travel to specialised treatment clinics.

Buprenorphine and methadone are the most commonly used opioid agonists to manage opioid use disorder. However, they can also be misused and abused due to targeting the opioid disorder, meaning there are many rules and regulations surrounding their therapeutic use. Read more here.