I know this forum is for Methadone patients and that we usually don't post about Suboxone. But some of you may have some family members or friends who are taking it, so I thought it would be a good idea for me to post.
In doing some reasearch for our Suboxone Forum, I came across an announcement on the SAMHSA website yesterday.
The makers of Suboxone and Subutex; Reckitt Benckiser are to discontinue making Subutex; (Suboxone without the naloxone)
Statement from Reckitt Benckiser
“Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. is discontinuing distribution and sale of Subutex® tablets as we believe that mono product (product containing buprenorphine alone with no naloxone) creates a greater risk of misuse, abuse and diversion, and while other mono product may be available on the market, we are concentrating our efforts around less abusable products in order to protect patients, communities and access to treatment.”
For those of you who wish to view the statement online please visit the SAMHSA website for more information and read the letter that is being sent out to providers.
"I will let yesterday end so that today can begin"
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