“Medication-assisted treatment should be offered to adolescents with severe opioid use disorders, said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a new policy statement.
Characterizing medication-assisted treatment in adolescents as “underused” and “severely restricted,” the AAP called upon pediatricians to offer this type of care to their patients with opioid use disorders or to refer patients to other health professionals who may provide this service, reported the AAP Committee on Substance Use and Prevention in Pediatrics.:
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Source: MedPageToday.com – August 22, 2016