Key clinical point: Pharmacies can be a barrier to medication for opioid use disorder.
Major finding: Of 14 pharmacies, 4 refused to dispense buprenorphine, while 5 rationed prescriptions.
Study details: The findings are based on a qualitative study involving 14 pharmacists in two rural Kentucky health districts.
Disclosures: The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health through CARE2HOPE, Rural Health Project, and the Emory Center for AIDS Research. The authors reported no disclosures.
REPORTING FROM CPDD 2019