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Local physician recommends World Health Organization retire the term opioid substitution therapy

A Boston researcher and physician caring for individuals with substance abuse disorders, believes the term opioid substitution therapy (OST) has unintended adverse consequences for patients receiving treatment for addiction. In a correspondence to the editors of the journal Lancet, Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) [...]