In the era of fentanyl, we wonder, is more buprenorphine better? Or does
having more medication on-hand feed other use disorders, the purchase of
more fentanyl, and/or promote diversion? This retrospective study from the
Rhode Island PDMP suggests that a 24mg dose and/or the treatment
approach that travels with it, captures slightly more people than a 16mg
dose and/or its associated approach. (ie, 59% discontinuation at 6 months
compared with 53% for 24mg, or HR 1.2).