Just Another Incurable Disease

Buprenorphine does not ‘cure’ opioid dependence.  When buprenorphine is discontinued, the stimulation of opioid receptors ceases, the neurons with the receptors stop firing, and the craving for opioids returns. Moreover,…



Why the Naloxone?

I will take a moment to clarify the difference between the two major forms of buprenorphine on the market, namely Suboxone and Subutex. Suboxone is a medication that contains buprenorphine…



Neurochem 101

Suboxone is the trade name for a medication that contains buprenorphine and naloxone. A similar medication, Subutex, contains buprenorphine without naloxone.  Both are manufactured and sold by Reckitt-Benckiser, a company…