Purdue’s Butrans Approved by FDA

Over a year ago I wrote about the transdermal formulation of buprenorphine available in Europe called ‘Butrans.’  One problem with the treatment of opioid dependence using buprenorphine has been the limited dose options available;  while 2 and 8 mg sublingual tablets are fine for maintenance, they are wholly inadequate when Read more…

BuTrans– Transdermal Buprenorphine

I am the ‘expert’ on a couple forums at MedHelp.org, including the forum for chronic pain;  tonight I was answering a couple posts and came across the name of a medication I was not familiar with: Butrans, by Napp Pharmaceuticals.  After looking up the medication I learned that BuTrans is Read more…