Root Causes, Clinical Effects, and Outcomes of Unintentional Exposures to Buprenorphine by Young Children

Conclusions: Unintentional exposure to buprenorphine can cause central nervous system depression, respiratory depression, and death in young children. Exposure rates to film formulations are significantly less than to tablet formulations. Package and storage deficiencies contribute to unintentional exposures in young children. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)