May 30, Wisconsin Health News
There's been an increase in the prescribing of medication used in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, according to a recent report.
The number of pharmacy-dispensed prescriptions for suboxone increased 21 percent between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of this year, noted a quarterly report from the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
The number of prescriptions went from 36,828 to 44,561 over the period. That doesn't include dispensing that occurs at a federally funded opioid treatment program.
Suboxone was the fourteenth most dispensed drug monitored by the program, according to the report.