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Scripps Expert Comments on Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction

ER physician Roneet Lev, MD, featured in Everyday Health

A bottle of buprenorphine, a painkiller used to treat opioid addiction.

ER physician Roneet Lev, MD, featured in Everyday Health

Roneet Lev, MD, an emergency room physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, was recently interviewed by Everyday Health on the recent patenting of a new version of a drug to treat opioid addiction.

Dr. Lev noted that it is important for patients to continue to have access to buprenorphine, which is one of several medications used to treat addictions to opioids such as OxyContin.

Read the story in Everyday Health: Maker of addictive drug now has patent for its antidote

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