FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine is designed to provide a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are already stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine, as part of a complete treatment program.Continue reading “FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence”

Columbia University neuroscientist​ gives new perspective on drug abuse and addiction

“I grew up in the hood in Miami in a poor neighborhood. I came from a community in which drug use was prevalent. I kept a gun in my car. I engaged in petty crime. I used and sold drugs. But I stand before you today also — emphasis on also — a professor atContinue reading “Columbia University neuroscientist​ gives new perspective on drug abuse and addiction”

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

by Johann Hari Author of ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by ourContinue reading “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think”