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Fewer Than 2% of OB-GYN Doctors Can Prescribe Life-Saving Opioid Treatment

The number of obstetrician-gynecologists who are able to prescribe a lifesaving opioid addiction medicine called buprenorphine to their patients is woefully small, comprising less than two percent of the 31,000-plus doctors studied across the country, according to new analysis. This is especially concerning as the proportion of those expecting to give birth who are using prescription opioids has increased exponentially in the last several decades. The researchers' findings were published today in JAMA Network Open.

"There is room for OB-GYNs to curb the opioid epidemic by filling gaps we see in the treatment of pregnant patients," said ...