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Opioid Medication Use

    Basic Details
    Date Posted
    Medical Product
    generic injectable buprenorphine
    generic oral buprenorphine
    generic powder buprenorphine

    Modular program-based one-time assessment of Suboxone, Subutex, Buprenex, Butrans, Generic Oral Buprenorphine, Generic Injectable Buprenorphine, and Generic Powder Buprenorphine.  Results provide counts of incident users, dispensings, and total days supplied of each drug. The query was run against the Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD) for the time period of January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.  Modular programs are adaptable standardized programs. Results were generated using Modular Program 3, version 1.2; click here for more information.  Queries were distributed in October 13, 2011. This report includes data from 16 Data Partners.

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    Additional Details
    FDA Center
    Time Period
    January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2010
    Analysis Type
    Population / Cohort
    All individuals with pre-existing addiction or pain
    Data Sources
    Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD)