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Topic: Suboxone (Buprenorphine)

Posts concerning buprenorphine, often prescribed with naloxone under the brand name Suboxone.

A ground­breaking new British drug offers hope to opioid addicts

November 1st, 2020|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article identifies what appears to be a new form of buprenorphine as a "new drug" to address opioid addictions. According to the article, Buvidal is a slow-release version of buprenorphine that can be injected either once a week or once a month.

It’s Positioned as the “Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction” But it has Downsides

August 13th, 2019|

Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it. Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction in the past 15 years. So, he has come to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geographical heart of the city's overdose crisis. People call the mobile clinic the "bupe bus." Buprenorphine is a drug, also known by its brand name, Suboxone, that curbs cravings and treats the symptoms of withdrawal from opioid addiction. Combined with cognitive behavioral therapy, it is one of the three FDA-approved medicinesconsidered the gold

Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4 billion in largest opioid settlement in US history

July 13th, 2019|

Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication, making it the largest settlement related to the opioid crisis in U.S. history, authorities said on Thursday. The settlement will cover multiple investigations into the company's subsidiary, Indivior (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and its alleged illegal marketing of its drug, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said. ... On April 9, a federal grand jury in Virginia indicted Indivior for "allegedly engaging in an illicit nationwide scheme to increase prescriptions

Medication Assisted Treatment: Solution or Set-Up for Opiate Addicts?

May 21st, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Medication Assisted Treatment: Solution or Set-Up for Opiate Addicts? Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:   OdysseyOnline (5/14/19)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article, written by a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, articulates the problems associated with a single pathway approach to recovery. It focuses on drug treatment approaches that exclude alternatives in favor of long-term reliance on drugs such

The counseling controversy: will we medicate our way out of the opioid crisis?

March 10th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Ohio is now debating the validity of keeping counseling as part of the requirements for patients that are administered Suboxone in order to fight an opioid addiction. Several doctors are espousing the position that counseling is not effective and that therefore adding more

Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side

February 23rd, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... The dark side of addiction encompasses the addiction itself, all the illegal and legal plethora associated with drugs including needles, pills, liquids and even strips. These are the physical objects. The human component, the person that struggles with the addiction, is often the

Suboxone Debate: What Is the Big Problem with Buprenorphine?

February 19th, 2019|

... Among addicts and addiction experts alike, the practice of using Suboxone for maintenance therapy is a hotly contested issue. And, in truth, both sides of the argument have valid points. For example, Suboxone supporters believe that long-term buprenorphine treatment is a much better alternative to turning to a life of crime, unemployment, poverty and dope-sickness. Some even say Suboxone helps to stave off the chronic depression that often follows detox. On the other hand, most people who oppose Suboxone say that prolonged use of the drug brings about potentially devastating results … both physically and mentally. For this group, Suboxone

The Great Suboxone Debate

January 25th, 2019|

When it was first released in 2002, Suboxone was hailed as a major advance over methadone. But millions of scrips later, critics charge that the seductive opiate "cure" is causing its own epidemic of addiction.  ... This is the question many addicts are asking about Suboxone. Should they take buprenorphine, or "bupe," long term mainly to avoid cravings—and the junkie lifestyle—or heal their bodies by detoxing and staying clean, which is harder and, in certain ways, riskier? Weighing the costs and benefits of each approach is a very personal, even existential, matter, and science can offer only limited advice, since

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