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Read the latest medical studies and reports to learn more about opioid use disorder (OUD) withdrawal symptoms, treatment, and recovery.

Saving Lives, Increasing Access, and Lowering Costs  

Our program saves lives and dramatically decreases healthcare costs. 

Independent research from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, and PubMed showed healthcare costs for patients with opioid use disorder were 40 to 60 percent lower as well as a reduction in non-fatal drug overdoses of over 300 percent when patients are adherent to their medication for opioid use disorder treatment (MOUD) regimen.  

Bicycle Health’s care model has been studied by researchers and the results have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Several studies are pending, but the two published studies are available in BMJ Innovations and the Journal of Addiction Medicine.EOYGraph-01

The key findings from BMJ Innovations were around our patient retention and “no-show” rates. In the area of retention, the BMJ study showed that 80% of Bicycle Health’s insured patients remained in treatment at the 90 day mark, compared to an industry average of 44%, based on insurance claims. Regarding no-show rates, patients failed to attend their Bicycle Health provider appointments 9.5% of the time, compared to an industry average of 23 percent.     

The findings from the Journal of Addiction Medicine were developed by RAND corporation and centered around the experience of patients who had received medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in both an in-person setting as well as in a virtual/telehealth setting with Bicycle Health.

The study found that the majority of users were satisfied with the tele-OUD services offered by Bicycle Health because they were convenient and easy to use, they were able to receive treatment more quickly, and they found it easier to build a positive treatment community without facing in-person exposure to others with OUD.

News 26 Sep 2023

As Applications for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment Surge, Bicycle Health Makes Population-level Applicant Data Available On New Data Hub

The data hub provides policymakers and advocates with insights into the demographics and history of...
Research 14 Sep 2023

Effective Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Through Telehealth

Download a white paper that highlights key findings from four peer-reviewed articles that have been...
Research 14 Sep 2023

Less Than 3% Falsification Rate of Urine Drug Screenings

In 2022, Bicycle Health initiated research on the UDS process it developed for telehealth settings....
News 14 Sep 2023

Falsification Rate of Telemedicine-Based Urine Drug Screenings are On-Par With In-Person Treatment Programs, New Bicycle Health Study Finds

Less than 3% of study participants receiving medication for opioid use disorder via telehealth...
Research 15 Aug 2023

Over 40% of U.S. pharmacies report no buprenorphine in stock, according to new peer-reviewed study from Bicycle Health published in JAMA Network Open

In spite of the success of MOUD with buprenorphine, access to the medication continues to be a...
Research 26 Jun 2023

Gaps in Pharmacy Access to Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) – including buprenorphine – are widely considered to be...
News 7 Jun 2023

Over 40% of U.S. Pharmacies Report No Buprenorphine in Stock, According to New Peer-Reviewed Study from Bicycle Health Published in JAMA Network Open

Florida pharmacies were least likely to have stock (37.1%), while Washington State pharmacies were...
News 6 Apr 2023

Bicycle Health Survey Provides Insight into Patients In Treatment for OUD via Telemedicine

Survey finds the DEA’s proposed rules, which limit access to buprenorphine through telemedicine,...
Research 16 Mar 2023

New Study from Bicycle Health shows tele-OUD treatment associated with reductions in patient risks for relapse

Patient feedback from the standardized Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) assessment demonstrates...
Research 15 Mar 2023

New Study Shows Tele-OUD Treatment Associated with Reductions in Patient Risks for Relapse

Patient feedback from the standardized Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) assessment demonstrates...
Research 13 Mar 2023

Patients are More Likely to Engage and Remain in Virtual Treatment

While it has been broadly assumed that patients prefer tele-MOUD to in-person treatment, there has...
News 9 Mar 2023

Independent Study of Fully Virtual TeleOUD Model Finds Patients Report High Satisfaction and Positive Experiences with Care

Peer-reviewed research, published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, shows feedback from Bicycle...

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