Confusion About Suboxone
There is an interesting recent article in MEDPAGE TODAY titled “Suboxone Underused, Opioids Overused in Medicine.” To me, that is an oxymoron.
As I’ll explain, the title does make sense if you’re trying to communicate to the lay public, but it is an ambiguous and seemingly contradictory statement. Since there’s already way too much confusion in the discussion of opioids, let me clarify what the MEDPAGE TODAY article most likely is trying to convey.
Suboxone is a brand name for a specific product that is used to treat addiction. It is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. The active ingredient to treat addiction is buprenorphine.