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Time to include buprenorphine-naloxone combination in the WHO model list of essential medicines

Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, MBBS, MD, DNB, MNAMS

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opioid dependence, Buprenorphine, Buprenorphine/naloxone

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jom.2013.0164

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