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Use of Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence in the Russian Federation: Situation Analysis

Author(s): Nicole Judice

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/17/2012


Russia faces significant challenges in diagnosing and treating HIV given the dual epidemic of drug dependence and HIV. In support of the country's efforts, the Health Policy Project assessed the potential for and effectiveness of scaling up naltrexone use. Naltrexone is already approved to treat drug dependence and alcoholism and is on Russia’s essential drugs list. In exploring its use, it appears to be a viable option for pharmaceutical treatment of opiate dependence. Note that other pharmacotherapies are not approved for use in Russia. This situation analysis attempts to identify the perspectives, attitudes, and understanding of practitioners and civil society representatives on how naltrexone use could be used to address HIV and drug dependence in Russia.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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