Clinical Review

Safe Use of Buprenorphine/Naloxone in a Veteran With Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Case in Point

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As the number of veterans with multiple injuries and hepatitis C virus increases, these clinicians address concerns regarding the best course of treatment while considering opioid abuse disorders, liver safety, and mental health disorders.

Prescription opioid use disorders are the fastest growing type of drug use disorders in the United States.1 All federal practitioners are treating increasing numbers of returning Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans.

a umber of these veterans have sustained multiple combat injuries, and their injury-related painful conditions have made them candidates for opioid therapy.


 

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