The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Buprenorphine: An alternative to Methadone
February 17, 2003 (Issue: 1150)The FDA has approved the marketing of buprenorphine in sublingual tablets (Reckitt Benckiser) both alone (Subutex) and with naloxone (Suboxone) for treatment of opioid dependence. Previously available only for parenteral use in treatment of pain...more
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