Score One For Reckitt-Benckiser

I received notice today from the area’s Reckitt-Benckiser rep that the company has secured a mini-coup of sorts, requiring state of WI Medicaid subscribers on buprenorphine to use the Suboxone Film formulation.  Here is the notice I received: Wisconsin State Medicaid has as of December 1st  today added Suboxone Sublingual Read more…

Suboxone crackdown by WI Medicaid

Wisconsin has been very generous in regard to covering prescriptions for buprenorphine.  The State’s main Medicaid program, BadgerCare, generally covers buprenorphine indefinitely;  while that probably  rubs some people the wrong way, the simple fact is that opioid dependence is a life-long condition marked by repeated relapse, even after expensive residential Read more…

Addict, Heal Thyself… But Not With Suboxone!

Tonight’s discussion comes from the tail end of a discussion with a relative of a person who is addicted to opiates, and who is doing something that is unfortunately growing in popularity– buying and using Suboxone ‘on the street’. In my private practice, most of the people who have gone Read more…