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Practitioner 2008;252(1709):12

Children who have ingested buprenorphine should be referred to A&E

13 Aug 2008Pais-up subscribers

GPs need to be sure that patients in treatment who have, or who have contact with, children are properly counselled about the safe storage of take-home doses of buprenorphine. Given the absence of any fatality in the study, I would welcome debate about the relative safety of inadvertent methadone and buprenorphine overdoses in children.

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