Buprenorphine: Combatting Drug Abuse with a Unique Opioid (Hardcover)

Buprenorphine: Combatting Drug Abuse with a Unique Opioid By Alan Cowan (Editor), John W. Lewis (Editor) Cover Image
By Alan Cowan (Editor), John W. Lewis (Editor)
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Buprenorphine: Combatting Drug Abuse with a Unique Opioid


Editors: Alan Cowan and John W. Lewis


Scientists involved in the study of opioid pharmacology and drug abuse have long included among their goals the development of effective analgesics with reduced potential for abuse and dependence, and the development of effective pharmacological agents for the treatment of opioid abuse and dependence. Buprenorphine appears to have made an important scientific and clinical contribution on both of these fronts.


In this timely volume, international experts describe the unusual chemical and biological characteristics which make this agent unique, from the opiate receptor, through animal pharmacology, to clinical uses, culminating in a discussion of the use of buprenorphine as a medication in the treatment of opioid abuse.


Buprenorphine holds great promise as a significant addition to the therapeutic menu available to drug abuse therapists. Buprenorphine: Combatting Drug Abuse with a Unique Opioid will be indispensable to scientists and clinicians in pharmacology, neurobiology, psychiatry, neurology, and psychology, as well as to the wide spectrum of professionals involved in countering substance abuse.

About the Author


Alan Cowan and John W. Lewis are the authors of Buprenorphine: Combatting Drug Abuse with a Unique Opioid, published by Wiley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780471561989
ISBN-10: 0471561983
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
Publication Date: March 10th, 1995
Pages: 344
Language: English