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Re: Buprenorphine Approved

Posted by MoQ on December 30, 2002, at 19:07:21

In reply to Re: Buprenorphine Approved Peter S., posted by ShelliR on December 30, 2002, at 18:37:49

> > On October 8, 2002 Subutex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and Suboxone tablets (buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride) received FDA approval for the treatment of opioid dependence.
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> > Apparently doctors will be able to starat prescribing it starting this month.
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> Hi Peter,
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> Where did you read that doctors will be able to start prescribing it this month? (And does "this month" mean December 2002 or January 2003)?
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> My pdoc (who is not anti-buprenorphine) read that it was not going to be approved (or maybe he meant distributed) for another year, in one of his journals. He won't prescribe drugs with codeine for depression anyway, but he's fine with me getting them from my pain doc.
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> It's hard for psychiatrists to prescribe narcotics for depression because there are so few studies supporting its success. The buprenorphine studies at Harvard/McLean Hospital have really small sample sizes. So that leaves them open for a law suit if the patient turns around and sues them for getting them "addicted". Especially with all the passion about opiate use and the lack of understanding of the concepts of habituation vs. addiction.
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> Shelli
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You know, I so wish that people would take some personal responsibility, don't you? I mean I work for a law firm and I know that a signed Release doesn't really carry all that much water anyway, but I would be willing to swear before a notary and anyone else who will listen that I promise to never sue my doctor for prescribing me something I ASKED FOR. My family physician had mentioned that doctors are now being sued by patients who asked for narcotic pain relievers and then turned around and blamed the doc for getting them "hooked." It's CRAZY!!!!


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