Reckitt Benckiser Citizen Petition for Suboxone: DENIED

Posted 2/23/2013 For those who missed my explanation, I’m adding these old posts to reconstruct the archive.  The site’s database was damaged by something, somehow… New posts coming soon. Find a copy of the response here, or at this url:www.suboxonetalkzone.com/cpresponse.pdf

$uboxone Clinically Identical to Buprenorphine??

As I give my last post more thought….  I wonder if there is ANY clinical difference between $uboxone at $7 per dose, vs. generic buprenorphine at $2.33 per dose?  Researchers out there– can anyone send me a reference? Read my last post for details– but the essence is that naloxone Read more…

Generic Subutex, aka buprenorphine– what's the dif?

I’ll take a break from the book to post a question and answer with a reader: My daughter’s doctor recently started prescribing her a pill called only ‘buprenorphine,’ instead of her usual Suboxone. Should I be concerned about the change? My answer: You don’t mention the age of your daughter, Read more…

Buprenorphine Film: Step Forward or Marketing Gimmick?

It i salways humorous when companies do what Reckitt-Benckiser recently did– make a small change in their product, then trash the old product in favor of the new, more expensive product.  “The OLD formulation is GARBAGE!  It poses huge risks! It is reckless and irresponsible to prescribe that tablet (the one that Read more…

Goals of buprenorphine treatment and generic Suboxone

A question in response to a recent article, and my answer.  My primary point is to address what buprenorphine maintenance CAN do– which is far more than simply ‘replace’ opioid agonists.  I recently received a message from an AODA counselor that totally misses the point of buprenorphine;  a message that did what the anti-sub crowd Read more…

Generic Suboxone i.e. buprenorphine

Great news from SuboxForum.com, a.k.a. buprenorphorum.com, where today Chris55552 posted the following: Hey everyone, Not sure who all keeps up with pharma news or the reputation/quality of generic drug companies but I recently discovered that Teva Pharmaceuticals (generics) has their version of generic subutex available. Teva USA is the most dominant Read more…

More on the generic form of buprenorphine

Hey Doc, I went to Walgreens early this morning and they had the drug on hand. So, if there is anyone who still has doubts as to the drug being available at local pharmacies- this shows the 2nd largest drugstore chain has it available in its pharmacies. Note: the writer Read more…