POATSPrescription Opioid Addiction Treatment Study
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With 653 patients, POATS was the largest study ever conducted for prescription opioid dependence and sought to determine the value of added drug counseling to buprenorphine-naloxone treatment, and determine the optimal length of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for these particular patients.
In POATS, patients began with 1-2 weeks of buprenorphine-nalox one treatment followed by a 4-week taper and were then randomly assigned to regular or more intensive drug counseling.