Suboxone versus methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence: a review of the clinical and cost-effectiveness

Record ID 32014000885
Authors' recommendations: Limited evidence suggests that Suboxone may have similar clinical effects as methadone on retention in treatment and heroin use among adult patients with opioid dependence, and may be more cost-effective than methadone. There was no evidence of the comparative effectiveness of Suboxone versus methadone in other subgroups. Cost-effectiveness of Suboxone in a Canadian population is uncertain.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Opiate Substitution Treatment
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naloxone
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Contact Address: 600-865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8 Canada. Tel: +1 613 226 2553; Fax: +1 613 226 5392;
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Copyright: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
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