Ariel Deutch
November 4, 2019

This week's article for discussion is: (This is meant to precede the talk by Dr. Wess on Friday November 8)

"The Prescription Opioid Addiction Treatment Study: What have we learned"
by Roger D. Weiss, Vinod Rao

 

Questions for discussion:

-What is the significance of the POATS initial RCT and what is the significance of the long-term follow up?

-What population was studied?

-What was the study design?

-Why do you think patients did so poorly in the brief and extended buprenorphine taper conditions?

-Why might standard medical management have been as effective as requiring behavioral therapy in addition?

-How would you use these findings to inform implementation of OUD treatment?