Opioid abuse is currently the most common cause of death from drugs. The opioid problem in the US has caused an epidemic, where drug overdoses are claiming more and more lives. In addition to the unnecessary loss of life, the resources needed to address the issue are a huge economic burden. There is an increasing need for treatment, and the buprenorphine/naloxone market grew by over 14 percent in 2018.1

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