International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

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Hypogonadism and Low Testosterone Levels as a Side Effect of Methadone and Buprenorphine

Ayman Fareed 1 , *
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1 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
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  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: July 01, 2012, 1 (2); 84-85
  • Published Online: July 25, 2012
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: May 20, 2012
  • Revised: June 5, 2012
  • Accepted: June 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.6539

To Cite: Fareed A. Hypogonadism and Low Testosterone Levels as a Side Effect of Methadone and Buprenorphine, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2012 ;1(2):84-85. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.6539.

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