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Video: Experts Remain Divided Over Suboxone for Heroin

Is buprenorphine the real thing, or just another drug of abuse?

By Kirwan Gray


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Forty years after the introduction of methadone, experts are debating many of the same issues with buprenorphine. “Bupe” is bought and sold in some prisons as a drug of abuse, and even its advocates admit it has mild addictive potential.  But those who favor the approach say that if addiction is a neurobiological disease state, then opioid replacement therapy represents the best chance of success. KOB 4 TV in New Albuquerque, New Mexico, put together a debate on the subject:

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