Notes from the Field: Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Buprenorphine/Naloxone Ingestion

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: October 2016

This report presents information and data on pediatric emergency department visits for children who ingested buprenorphine/naloxone. Because of young children’s unsupervised ingestion of these medicines, in 2010-2011, buprenorphine/ naloxone was the most common cause of children’s hospitalization for medication ingestion. 

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Budnitz, D. S. (2016). Notes from the field: pediatric emergency department visits for buprenorphine/naloxone ingestion—United States, 2008–2015. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 65. doi: