Suboxone, a medication prescribed a part of Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder, has been touted as a true medical breakthrough. Unfortunately, however, not enough people have access to the drug – a film strip combo of generics buprenorphine and naloxone – for two reasons.
The first is that only a handful of doctors are approved to prescribe the wonder drug. New York residents are fortunate in that Dr. Jahan Chaudhry is licensed to prescribe MAT and says Suboxone is saving lives, helping people kick their opioid addiction is only three days!
Contact the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center at 631-588-4888 to make an appointment with Dr. Chaudhry.
The second reason Suboxone is inaccessible to the masses facing abuse of opioid painkillers is cost. Suboxone films cost about $10 per strip. Without insurance, the medication is cost prohibitive for many.
However, recently a generic drugmaker, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, was given the go-ahead to produce a generic version of Suboxone. Until this ruling by a Delaware Court, the maker of Suboxone, Indivior, was the only company allowed to make the drug.
Of course, Dr. Reddy’s and any other pharmaceutical company interested in manufacturing a generic drug have to jump through FDA hoops for approval. At the same time, Indivior can fight those companies possibly citing “patent infringement.”
According to a DrugAbuse.com article, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said he would “attempt to accelerate reviews of generic applications so more are approved in hopes of fighting the current deadly opioid epidemic.”
When generic versions of drugs are introduced to the market, brand name drugs historically decrease in price up to 80 percent.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Dr. Chaudhry can help you or a loved one get clean from opioids with Suboxone. Learn more today! Fill out our convenient online contact form and take the first step to a new life.