Study comparing buprenorphine and methadone in the management of maternal opioid use disorder
Researchers from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University (New York, USA) have conducted a retrospective analysis of pregnancy outcomes among women with opioid use disorder. In this study the researchers compared those receiving buprenorphine and methadone treatment. The results suggested improved outcomes among the buprenorphine exposed with a lower incidence of low birth weight, a reduced need for newborn treatment, and a shorter newborn length of stay among the term exposed infants. More information can be found here.