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By The Canadian Press
CHICAGO — The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.
The shot requires days of detox first and that proved to be a stumbling block for many. For those who made it, the shot Vivitrol (VIV-i-trol) worked about the same as an older treatment, Suboxone (sub-OX’-own).
Both drugs had high relapse rates and there were overdoses, including fatal ones, in the experiment in 570 adults. It’s the first to compare the two treatments in the U.S.