It is estimated that 2 million individuals in the United States have opioid use disorder (OUD) and an estimated 130 deaths from opioid overdose occur each day.1 However, it is estimated that only 20% to 40% of individuals with OUD receive medications such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone to treat this disorder.2
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