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FDA considers new, implantable treatment for heroin, painkiller addiction ... Fighting drugs with drugs


Since it takes upwards of four weeks for the implant to deliver the same medication level that buprenorphine film strips do, patients will still have to keep taking buprenorphine orally for the first few weeks after they get the implant. ... It has been demonstrated to be effective for maintaining patients stabilized on buprenorphine. "...

Children being poisoned by Big Pharma's anti-addiction drugs


The numbers of ER issues from prescribed buprenorphine or pharmaceutical "medicines" containing buprenorphine surprised them. ... Even as a painkiller, the UK medical system doesn't permit prescribing buprenorphine to anyone under 16. "...

Trouble for recovering opioid addicts: Drug used to treat addiction found to cause breathing problems


Buprenorphine is one of three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Association to help those who are undergoing treatment for drug abuse. ... “The delay…in discovering this effect of buprenorphine should help lay readers appreciate the need to support basic and clinical research.” "...

Senate bill to combat the opioid epidemic just another handout to Big Pharma


Buprenorphine is not just “a drug,” it is an opioid medication. Yes, our lawmakers are proposing that we treat opioid addiction with more opioids. ... Buprenorphine is considered a “partial opioid antagonist” so it is not as “powerful” as “full antagonists” like oxycodone. "...

Fake opioid addiction treatments on the rise: FDA and FTC sending stern warnings to those profiting off the illness


The profits must continue to roll, and “repeat business” through addiction is a proven Big Pharma business model…] Opioid addiction medications like buprenorphine, methadone, and naloxone have received approval from the FDA. ... Naloxone, methadone, and buprenorphine are not opioids, but they trigger the same receptors targeted by actual opioids. "...

Vaccinations for heroin and prescription drug addiction on their way


Below-the-skin implant also considered In addition to developing a new vaccine, Compton said that the National Institutes of Health were also working on developing a buprenorphine implant which would aim to help addicts combat their habit. The implant would fit under the skin, like a number of birth control products, and dispense a steady, small dose of opioid replacement drugs like buprenorphine for up to half a year. "...

Recreational drug Kratom shows similar neurochemistry to opiods, offering America a natural solution to our addiction epidemic


Conventional treatments for opioid addiction, including methadone and buprenorphine, tend to demand recurrent visits to the doctor. "...

Ohio goes green: Buckeye state rolls out medical marijuana program – can it replace opioids?


Most people who are treated for opioid addiction — such as to heroin and painkillers — are given buprenorphine to help wean off the drugs. "...

Pill-pushing doctors endanger babies by prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women


NAS is often seen in babies born to moms who used opioid drugs such as heroin, codeine, oxycodone (Oxycontin), methadone or buprenorphine during pregnancy. "...

Is addiction a risk of going to the hospital? New model of care suggests offering hospital patients addiction services, regardless of why they are there to "close the gap in treatment"


Buprenorphine, another opioid, was then given to 40 patients after the methadone clinic consultation, and 49 percent were shown to an outpatient clinic at discharge. "...