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Archives for March, 2013

Addiction

Guilt by Association?

A local District Attorney wrote to me last week to express his concern about the increased diversion of buprenorphine.  I often sense an undercurrent of tension when I cross paths with attorneys, aware of the different attitudes that we hold that arise from our different roles in society.

The DA wrote about the dramatic increase in overdose deaths in the Midwest.   Overdose scenes are often littered with a variety of substances, ranging from bags of heroin to...
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General

Suboxone Alternatives?

There have been a number of events over the past couple weeks that have been 'game changers' in the efforts by Reckitt Benckiser to hang onto their profitable treatment for opioid dependence, Suboxone.  Reckitt Benckiser (RB) had asked the FDA to deny any future generic drugs based on Suboxone tabs because of deaths of several chldren, who might have confused the tabs for candy.

The FDA gave RB's comments some thought and then discarded them, even stating that...
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