The new product, called Sublocade, is a monthly injection intended for use in patients who have already begun treatment of OUD with transmucosal buprenorphine
products, followed by a dose adjustment for a minimum of 7 days.
SUBLOCADE delivers sustained plasma levels of buprenorphine
that translate into high mu-opioid receptor occupancy in the brain, which blocks the drug-liking effects of opioids.
We found buprenorphine
decreases [the incidence of] NAS," said Alia Kushnir, MD, an attending neonatologist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.
A core component of the NDA submission is the positive results from a pivotal Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, active controlled trial of weekly and monthly injections of buprenorphine
(CAM2038) in patients with OUD.
/naloxone is the first-line option for outpatient and inpatient detoxification.
For those infants who ultimately require pharmacologic treatment, the BBORN trial demonstrated that buprenorphine
has similar safety and improved efficacy in length of treatment and length of stay compared to morphine, which is used in 80% of neonatal intensive care units," said Walter K.
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The purpose of our study was to compare the efficacy of epidurally administered buprenorphine
with that of tramadol for postoperative pain relief in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries, also to compare the onset and duration of analgesia and side effects of the two drugs.
To that end, I encourage all FPs to take the 8-hour online course provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine to obtain a US Drug Enforcement Administration waiver for prescribing buprenorphine
(available at: http://www.
Department of Health and Human Services nearly tripled the maximum patient limit for buprenorphine
prescribers in July 2016 (1).
Using an implant device to administer buprenorphine
for adult patients being treated for opioid addiction is a viable alternative to the standard sublingual buprenorphine
, a randomized clinical trial published online July 19 suggests.
Probuphine, a subdermal buprenorphine
implant approved by the Food and Drug administration for opioid addiction, will likely increase adherence to buprenorphine
maintenance therapy by making it more convenient, according to Caleb Banta-Green, Ph.
Worse, most doctors with the buprenorphine
certification seldom administer the drug--40 percent of physicians allowed to prescribe it never do so, according to SAMHSA.
In one scenario, the goal is to determine the lowest effective dose of buprenorphine
and to continue that daily dose as maintenance treatment, so as to eliminate a number of physical withdrawal symptoms.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine
/naloxone CIII sublingual tablet) for induction of buprenorphine
maintenance therapy in patients with opioid dependence.