Elmore AL, Patrick SW, McNeer E, Fryer K, Reid CN, Sappenfield WM, Mehra S, Salemi JL, Marshall J. Treatment access for opioid use disorder among women with medicaid in Florida. Drug and alcohol dependence. 2023 May 1;246(246). 109854 p. PMID: 37001322 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC10121896 NIHMSID: NIHMS1887767.
Opioid use disorder (OUD) remains prevalent. Medications for OUD (MOUD) are standard care for pregnant and non-pregnant women. Previous research has identified barriers to MOUD for women with Medicaid but did not account for the type of MOUD (methadone vs. buprenorphine) or pregnancy status. We examined access to MOUD by treatment type for pregnant and non-pregnant women with Medicaid in Florida.