Tag: Methadone treatment

Methadone therapy for young injection-drug users reduces hepatitis C, study shows

By Luke Frank | October 28, 2014
Methadone and buprenorphine maintenance therapies used to treat opioid use disorders, like heroin addiction, are significantly reducing the incidence of hepatitis C infection, according to a research team that includes University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Kimberly Page, PhD, along with colleagues at the University of California San Francisco and Boston University.