Jennifer Serrentino, M.D. Recently Discusses the Suboxone Controversy.

Buprenorphine with naloxone, better known by its brand name Suboxone, is a medication used for opiate dependence. The purpose of the medication is to assist individuals addicted to opiates (prescription pain medication or heroin) who want to stop abusing these substances.

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Jennifer Serrentino MD Recently Gives Opioid Overdose Prevention Training.

Opiate use on Long Island has increased in recent years. As a result, fatal overdoses from misuse of opiates have also increased. According to the Suffolk County Supreme Court Grand Jury Report from April 17, 2012, in the year 2011 there were 231 fatal overdoses from controlled substances in Suffolk County, and 174 of them were from opioid analgesics.

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