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    State Policies Can Influence Patient Access to Effective Heroin Treatment

    Buprenorphine is an effective alternative to methadone for treating opioid dependence because it can be taken at home rather than requiring patients to report daily to a licensed clinic. But it can only be prescribed by physicians who complete special training and obtain a waiver.

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