Why is buprenorphine coformulated with naloxone?

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Abstract

Combination buprenorphine-naloxone is a cornerstone of outpatient treatment for substance use disorder, and is more widely accessible in primary care. Because oral buprenorphine has been diverted and abused for its euphoric properties, a combination formulation was developed and will trigger withdrawal symptoms if injected IV.

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