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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Suboxone and Subutex: Still nothing... on a generic for the first

Since the expiration of the patent for the Suboxone Sublingual Tablet, Reckitt Benckiser has worked hard to prevent the availability of generic formulations which would lead to reductions in price.

In 2009, Suboxone was selling for an average of 7.00$ per TABLET in most areas of the US. It is now 2011, and my particular pharmacy has just increased the price from 7 to 8 dollars per tablet. Suboxone film is the same price.

There are multiple generics for the buprenorphne only product, Subutex - which are available at an ever more competitive price; about 2.50$ per 8mg tablet as of 2010. 

Update: 10/27/2011

For years we have hoped and waited for the availability of a generic for Suboxone, to no avail.
Unfortunately in 2010, RB introduced a new version of Suboxone which they claim to be "Superior" to the original; this is a common technique used by Drug Companies, to release a modified version of their product once the original patent has expired; in hopes of keeping a large market share of sales for the drug. Additionally however, the comany has convinced insurance companies to restrict their coverage to the FILM formulation - For should any generic TABLET arrive, many insurers will not be covering it.

RB has aggressively promoted the film to Physicians and Pharmacists, claiming the "old" tablet version to be unsafe, unstable, and obsolete. Once a generic buprenorphine/naloxone tablet does come to market, I'm sure Reckitt Benckiser will have stopped producing their own suboxone tablet and convinced insurance carriers only to cover the film (they've reportedly already began doing the latter), yet again assuring themselves a market monopoly by ensuring that their film is dispensed to a much greater scale than any generic tablet formulation.

Additionally since the release of the film, RB has been warning clinicians and insurance carriers of the supposedly greater abuse potential and danger of buprenorphine only products, which they are claiming should be used for short term detox purposes only, rather than long term maintenance - Never mind the fact that the naloxone present in suboxone does little to prevent improper administraton, and that the buprenorphine only product is virtually no more of an abuse liability than Suboxone in "non-addict" or recreational users. Unfortunately this basic pharmacological concept eludes even some physicians, who are often reluctant to prescribe Subutex.

As of yet, no one knows.. well... anything.. And as long as Reckitt fucking Benckiser continues manipulating and monopolizing the market, it just might remain this way for the next several years... I would boycott these sick fucks if it were in any way practical...

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