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Buprenorphine may be more effective than clonidine and other symptomatic medications for short term ambulatory heroin withdrawal
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    Buprenorphine is not a "symptomatic" treatment

    Dear Editor

    The title and content of this article give the impression that buprenorphine is akin to symptomatic treatments like clonidine, lofexidine and the various cocktails of drugs added to these drugs during detoxification.

    We have been using buprenorphine detoxification for over a year with good results. However, it should be recognized that buprenorphine is a drug of abuse and more like methadone or...

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