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Comment & Response
August 20, 2014

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Author Affiliations
  • 1Alkermes Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2014;312(7):750-751. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8429

To the Editor The Viewpoint by Drs Olsen and Scharfstein1 addressed an important and timely topic, the stigma of opioid use disorder and its treatment. Olsen and Scharfstein appropriately emphasized the importance of medication-assisted treatment as a mainstay of intervention for and treatment of opioid addiction. However, while the therapeutic armamentarium for this disorder is limited, it is not as limited as Olsen and Scharfstein suggested.

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