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Pediatric workforce must address opioid crisis

(Boston University Medical Center) In late August, the American Academy of Pediatrics called on providers who care for youth to offer the same treatments routinely offered to adults -- including medications like buprenorphine (commonly known by its brand name, Suboxone) -- to adolescents. Now a group of pediatricians is calling on the pediatric workforce -- who have in many settings -- avoided addressing substance use among their patients, to do more to address opioid addiction among young people.
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