Archives for October, 2011

Buprenorphine

Suboxone vs Buprenorphine: Organized Ignorance?

I have written in the past about my feelings about ‘Suboxone Film’– that it is a product that serves only one purpose, and that is to block generic competition from the Suboxone market. Today, a Bloomberg article discussed the current nature of the buprenorphine/naloxone business, and the efforts by RB to prevent generic competition from making roads that would lead to significant price reductions for healthcare consumers.

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Addiction

Did I Say ‘Epidemic’?

I will get to my promised response to my last post-- the one that called out the detractors from Suboxone.  But first I have to share the story I read in the Maine Sunday Herald today about the surge in overdose deaths over the past year or two.  The article mentions the 28,000 overdose deaths across the US in 2007-- the last year for which we have such numbers;  numbers that have...
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Addiction

Reactions to Suboxone

As many readers know, I maintain a forum for people who take buprenorphine for opioid dependence. The initial purpose of the forum  was to serve as a source of accurate information about the new medication. Now, several years later, the forum is also a gathering place for people who share certain interests.

Studies have established a connection between opioid dependence and certain personality traits, including a tendency toward depression. In my conversations...
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