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Hi. I’m Kelli D. and I have been working with Arizona Pain Specialists for about 5 years. I love reading and researching everything in the medical world and sharing with others. As I was perusing the blogosphere and medical news, I came across an interesting find. A new report states officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two weeks ago that generic version of Suboxone will be allowed in the US.

What does this mean for you?

FDA Approves Generic Suboxone

Suboxone, a drug manufactured by the British pharmaceutical giant Reckitt Benckiser, can be used to help those addicted to opioids. Opioid dependence is now considered one of the largest public health crises in the United States (among other developed nations.) To date, Suboxone has been an expensive option for those in need of help. Often not covered by insurance, the drug regiment requires close supervision by a physician.

Suboxone (buprenophin) was first approved in the US in 2002. Some 3 million Americans have been treated with the drug to date for opioid dependence. The new generic versions, one underway by the largest generic drug manufacturer in the US, should be on the market soon. Generic drugs are typically less expensive, and may be covered by insurance. Regardless of the generic or brand name, public health officials have issued additional warnings about Suboxone.

A recent study found emergency room visits had increased ten times over for Suboxone related admissions. There is concern some patients may be now using this drug to get high.

If you think you have an issue with opioids, don’t wait to seek help. Our specialists can help you today!

What’s your take on this news? Comment below.

 

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By | 2016-11-17T11:10:46+00:00 March 18th, 2013|Tags: , |3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. Steve S. March 18, 2013 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Kelli- Thanks for the first of many posts. It appears this drug could have some benefits but also there are some reasons to be weary. Heavy narcotics lead to addictions and dependence.

  2. Kristen March 18, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Wow, that is really interesting…i had no idea that this new drug (meant to help you get off a dangerous one) can also be so dangerous! Thx for sharing this info, this is very important for Chronic Pain patients to be aware of, as oftentimes we place too much hope in medications.

    • Steve S. March 18, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

      You are spot on! We need to be aware of the benefits, but also the dangerous of such drugs.

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