Wednesday, March 3, 2010

DEA Opens Campaign to Intimidate and Deter Doctors Prescribing Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Then Hypocritically Plays Innocent

The real reason for this campaign?

The Congress wanted more buprenorphine used. The DEA does not want this expensive, brand name medication used in poorer, dark skinned patients. They want the latter on cheap methadone. Even the inspectors may have no awareness of the real motivation.

Doctors feel intimidated. There is an infinite number of deficiencies to be found in every record on earth. There is no evidence that record keeping correlates with quality of care, with patient outcomes, with the prevention of diversion, with fewer overdose deaths.

I filed Freedom of Information Act requests for all buprenorphine related training materials, communications and policy discussions.

1 comment:

  1. Save a DEA job.

    Stop prescribing buprenorphine.