Meds to manage addiction can cause unintentional overdose. How's that happening?
Designed to treat addiction, the medication buprenorphine has started to show up as a culprit in some overdose deaths. Why would a person trying to escape addiction misuse the very medication designed to help? Maybe they (or someone esle) doesn't even realize they're on meds with counterindications. Bottom line: It’s not as simple as you might think.