A study of fetal and maternal outcomes comparing buprenorphine and methadone exposure in pregnancy

US researchers have published a study investigating both maternal and fetal outcomes among women using buprenorphine or methadone for opioid use disorder in pregnancy. The results indicate a lower risk of adverse neonatal outcomes for buprenorphine exposed pregnancies while the risk of adverse maternal outcomes was similar among those using buprenorphine and methadone. More information can be found here.

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