With generous support from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation under the Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) program, the Medical Toxicology Foundation presents:

Curbing the Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia: Increasing Emergency Department Initiation of Buprenorphine-Naloxone for Opioid Use Disorder 

This one-hour presentation, designed to educate attending physicians and medical residents on administration of buprenorphine in the emergency department (ED) for opioid overdose patients, will be offered several times throughout 2019. Buprenorphine is one of three medications approved in the United States to treat opioid addiction, it works by easing withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Links of Interest



  • Link to BUP 101 Algorithm of Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal
  • Link to BUP 101 Treatment Programs in Philadelphia area 
  • Link to ACMT Addiction Medicine Committee resources


The Medical Toxicology Foundation is the charitable arm of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), a nonprofit professional membership association.