Category Archive: Suboxone

Oct 08

Buying Suboxone, Naloxone, Buprenorphine – Best Places To Buy Cheap

I have learned the hard way that CVS and Walgreens is not the way to go for saving money AND lately they have had the most POOR customer service I have seen in my life.

Walgreens Treats Customers Like Criminals or Drug Dealers

If you have had to get a controlled substance filled by Walgreens you know the racket. They scan your script, take your license, run you through a criminal database, and then five minutes later they tell you they are out!  This makes me so angry I yell at the pharmacist every time I leave and I will NEVER EVER go to Walgreens again.

I wrote a letter to Wagreens corporate, and they never bothered to contact me. I have been a long (many year) customer with lots of prescriptions.

I will turn as many people from Nazi Walgreens as possible.

CVS Sucks – The Website – HaHa CVS I hope you go bankrupt.

The Place To Buy Buprenorphine or Suboxone Without Being Treated Like A Criminal & Saving Money!

You should use online pharmacies, they will put the Nazi pharmacies out of business. Both CVS and Walgreens are having financial difficulties and their stocks are getting hammered. Why? Because everyone hates them, at least everyone in Florida does.

Online Pharmacies With Buprenorphine for good prices

Savings Tips

  • Where’s the Generic?: Looking for Suboxone sublingual tablets? The brand-name version has been discontinued, but generic buprenorphine/naloxone is still available. Learn more
  • Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover brand-name Suboxone film as of 2014. Learn more
  • Manufacturer Coupon: Save up to $50 per month on Suboxone film. Learn more
  • Coupon Notice: This drug is a controlled substance. Please be aware that some pharmacies may not honor coupons for controlled substances.

Florida CVS & Florida Walgreens Are The LEAST Customer Focused Businesses Around

They deserve to go out of business. Avoid them like the plague, they do not deserve you. Their pharmacists are arrogant and think they know more than your doctor. They will LIE to you saying they are OUT when they don’t feel like filling your script and I have proof of this and have looked at taking legal action against them but every lawyer I talk to says it would be a waste to fight unless I have a seizure due to not getting the Klonopin– which COULD happen. I will have seizures without Klonopin to control them and will SUE both Red Pharmacies butts off for millions if I get the chance.


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Oct 08

Burprenorphine – 7-Days, 7-Money Savings Ideas for Buprenorphine Programs – One Every Day

Buprenorphine Money Savings Ideas

One GOOD Buperenorphine Money Saving Tip Will Be Posted Tomorrow, And Each Day For A Week!

Did you know there are many ways to save a serious amount of money on Suboxone, Buprenorphine, or whatever variant of the medication you are currently taking? There is Zubsolv, Butrans Patch, and now generic Suboxone- WOW!

YES – GENERIC Suboxone, the day has finally come when we do not have to pay ten bucks per tablet/film.

MFG Deals on Buprenorphine

Savings Manufacturer for Buprenorphine

Oh, the Buprenorphine Tips For Saving Serious Money

We’ll start with the ways to get Suboxone/Buprenorphine for FREE or ALMOST FREE prices.

Buprenorphine Secret #1 – FREE Buprenorphine – Totally Free!

  1. Suboxone® Film Manufacturer FREE MED PROGRAM —>  This program is not very well known because you have to mention it to your doctor. Each doctor receives a limited number of Buprenorphine cards for use at the pharmacy. Each doctor may have a small number available, but if you don’t ask you’ll never know whether you could have landed one of his/her free allotments of the drug. Not all doctors participate in the program but make a note to ask your doctor next time you visit.


I hope that this tip helps you make the cost of Buprenorphine treatment less costly. Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the second little-known secret on how you can get Suboxone/Buprenorphine at a huge discount and/or free.


Suboxone / Buprenorphine Reader – Shopping Perks

I have many of the more commonly known ways to save money posted on the site already, just search for “Savings” or “Card” in the search box.

Also, are you aware that you can do partial refills with Suboxone? Unlike some controlled substances, you can fill your script one week at a time if you want!

We just opened a new Amazon Store on one of our other Blogs so I thought I’d share it, in hopes you’d maybe bookmark it because even bookmarking it or just visiting it can put a few bones into my pocket and as you know we could all use a few extra bones. Plus everything is Amazon super low price, no catch, they pay referral fees to anyone on most purchases. My store is pretty ugly right now but I posted only the top value items for their category.


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Oct 05

Quitting Suboxone or Buprenorphine on your own – Why is it so hard?

Why is Quitting Buprenorphine, Suboxone or other opiates so hard?

Voluntary control – Decision to take medicine

The initial decision to take a medicine or drug is considered voluntary control.

Once you start taking an addictive or dependent drug for a period of time and your body gets used to being under that influence, you are non longer under voluntary control. Your control is seriously compromised because you suffer major pain or uncomfortable feelings when you don’t take the Buprenorphine.


It can become very expensive to be addicted to Buprenorphine

Eventually the decision to take Suboxone was voluntary, but it becomes more and more important to the point that much of your day can go into planning on how to obtain the medications. So you need to find ways to save money on the purchases.


Brain Changes After Addiction – Long Term or Longer

Opiate addiction can impair the mechanism by which information from certain areas of the brain—handle judgment or caution. The brain will satisfy the need for opiates like it does for the need when hungry or thirsty.

Brain imaging studies of addicts show physical changes in parts of the brain related to judgment, decision making and even learning or memory. So the dependence can be very destructive.


If You Still Feel You Need for Buprenorphine, You can find many ways to save money on the purchase here. See the side bar.


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Jul 25

Buprenex, Buprenorphine Started As Schedule V Narcotic in USA, 1985

Buprenorphine Drug Scheduling Timeline

Buprenorphine was first marketed in America in 1985, it was then scheduled by the FDA as a Schedule V narcotic. The only available product in the United States at that time was a very low-dose formulation intended for injection.

It was sold under the brand name Buprenex®. The FDA said that diversion, abuse & trafficking was occurring in Europe and other parts of the world. Considering the strength of Buprenorphine, it doesn’t surprise me that it was misused and/or trafficked.

Anyone who has attempted to stop taking Buprenorphine (aka Suboxone) knows how difficult it can be, sometimes more difficult than quitting other addictive opiates. If you are trying to taper from an addictive opiate or suboxone, you can check out the suboxone taper calculator on this site, or check out the new one on

DEA Scheduling of Buprenophine


Subutex and Suboxone were approved by the FDA in 2002 as schedule III Narcotic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two buprenorphine products (Suboxone® and Subutex®) for the treatment of opioid addiction.


Both products are high dose (2 mg and 8 mg) sublingual (under the
tongue) tablets:

  • Subutex® is a single entity buprenorphine product
  • Suboxone® is a combination product with buprenorphine and naloxone in a 4:1 ratio, respectively.


DEA Places Burprenorphine Products In Schedule III in 2002

The DEA placed buprenorphine and all products containing buprenorphine into schedule III in 2002. Since 2003, diversion, trafficking and abuse of buprenorphine have become more common in the United States.


FDA Approves Extended Release Buprenorphine Product - Butrans® in 2010

In June 2010, FDA approved an extended release transdermal film containing buprenorphine (Butrans®) for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in patients requiring a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic for an extended period of time.



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Jun 25

Zubsolv Takes On Suboxone In Two Phase 3 Clinical Trials, And The Winner Is . . .

Zubsolv Phase 3 Clinical Trials – Positive Top-line Results Released

Uppsala, Sweden – June 23, 2014 Orexo AB (publ) announces the results of two clinical trials assessing Zubsolv for induction of Buprenorphine maintenance therapy in patients with opioid dependence.

Nikolaj Sorensen, Chief Executive Officer of Orexo, noted “We know a main barrier for DATA2000 certified physicians to start treating opioid dependent patients, is perceived difficulties in the initiation phase of treatment. With an expanded label Orexo can take an active role to encourage and educate the certified, but not active, prescribers in initiation of treatment and improve access to treatment for patients suffering from opioid dependence”

A total of 1,068 opioid dependent patients, showed that over 90% of patients treated with Zubsolv were retained in treatment at Day 3 using a 30% . (emphasis added by author, this is impressive)

The full press-release for the clinical trials are here.

Zubsolv & Suboxone are chemically similar containing buprenorphine & naloxone


Zubsolv 5.7 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 5.7mg


Suboxone 8mg

Zubsolv is the newest drug available for treatment of Opioid Dependence. The current leader-on-the-block for treatment of Opioid Dependence is Suboxone. Suboxone has been around for several years and is chemically similar to Zubsolv in that both medications consist of two drugs Buprenorphine and Naloxone.


What is Buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine is a narcotic analgesic, and it decreases pain by working in the brain and nervous system. Put simply, it is a habit-forming narcotic pain-killer in the same ballpark as other narcotic pain-killers such as Oxycodone or Hydrocodone. All narcotic pain-killers are capable of causing addiction problems and are likely to cause dependence problems with extended use.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone prevents or reverses the effects of opioids including respiratory depression, sedation and hypotension. Naloxone is an essentially pure opioid antagonist, i.e., it does not possess the “agonistic” or morphine-like properties characteristic of other opioid antagonists. When administered in usual doses and in the absence of opioids or agonistic effects of other opioid antagonists, it exhibits essentially no pharmacologic activity.

Why do Zubsolv & Suboxone contain Buprenorphine & Naloxone?

The combination of buprenorphine and naloxone is what makes Zubsolv & Suboxone effective at treating opioid dependence. The buprenorphine alone would be like taking any other narcotic pain-medicine, however when mixed with Naloxone it makes abuse of the drug difficult if not impossible. The Naloxone displaces opiates so it prevents a dependent user from abusing the drug and getting intoxicated in a way that would lead to addiction. The Naloxone also makes using the drug in IV form not desirable. So the buprenorphine helps to remove the effects of withdrawal while the naloxone keeps the user honest and removes the ability to abuse the drug or use it in a way to get high.

I am generalizing here, but in my understanding this is the basic concept.

My Personal Experience With Zubsolv Compared To Suboxone

The results of the studies surprised me because I had an opportunity to try Zubsolv and it was my opinion that the Zubsolv 5.7mg was much less effective than the Suboxone 8mg strips. After making my opinion about Zubsolv I decided to share it via a Twitter post. I didn’t hold anything back when sharing my opinion, as you can see in the Tweet below.

First Tweet About Zubsolv:


I received a very polite response from Chris, he believed that my experience was likely due to the placebo effect and I pretty much discounted that theory immediately because my experience seemed real. When the same Twitter user replied again five days later, he informed me of a clinical study that was completed and was about to be released.

I am aware that placebo-effect is very real, and in light of the study I was willing to entertain the theory that my “mind mighthave been playing tricks on me”, but I was still pretty sure that I was right.

Responses from Twitter user @Christipojk


Bigger is always better, right?

After reading the full press release and results of the studies, it is my belief that placebo-effect really did cause me to believe Zubsolv was less effective than Suboxone and I suspect this will be common among other Suboxone loyalists. It is easy to fall for this belief considering that Zubsolv is a smaller dose, and in most peoples’ mind a smaller dose will not be as good as a larger one.

I am used to making one Suboxone 8mg strip last about a week by slicing it into eight equal parts, but when Suboxone wasn’t available and I had the opportunity to try Zubsolv I burned through 5.7mg tablets at the rate of one every three to four days– which was depressing as the medication is relatively expensive.

Micro-Doses of Zubsolv Are Challenging Considering The Small Tablet Size

Zubsolv 5.7 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 5.7mg


Part of the problem with micro-doses of Zubsolv may be the difficulty in cutting the small Zubsolv tablets into small doses. Cutting a 5.7mg Zubsolv tablet (very small in size) into seven equal parts is close to impossible as the tablets are tiny and they crumble easily when you try to cut them. This alone may make Suboxone strips a better choice for some people. 


Suboxone 8mg strips on the other-hand are very easily cut into eight, or even sixteen even parts using a razor blade or sharp scissors.

About Zubsolv®Zubsolv (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet (CIII) is indicated for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and psychosocial support. Treatment should be initiated under the direction of physicians who are certified under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, and who have been assigned a unique identification number (“X” number).
Zubsolv sublingual tablets can be abused in a manner similar to other opioids, legal or illicit. Clinical monitoring appropriate to the patient’s level of stability is essential. Liver function tests should be monitored before and during treatment. Children who take Zubsolv sublingual tablets can have severe, possibly fatal, respiratory depression. Emergency medical care is critical. Keep Zubsolv sublingual tablets out of the sight and reach of children.

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Jun 25

Zubsolv Savings Card For $75 Valid For 2014

The Zubsolv Savings Card –  $75 Savings Card For 2014

Zubsolv Card

Zubsolv Card

I wanted to let everyone know that Zubsolv currently has a program that will save you $75 on Zubsolv scripts via a savings card that you can use at most pharmacies.

PRINT a Copay Card for ZUBSOLV

Orexo / Zubsolv Helps You Save on Your Prescription For Zubsolv


  • Orexo, the maker of ZUBSOLV, is committed to helping you access the treatment you need
  • If you’re eligible, this copay card for ZUBSOLV can help lower your out-of-pocket costs like copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles on your prescription for ZUBSOLV. The copay card for ZUBSOLV covers up to $75 of your prescription costs
  • Call toll free 1-888-ZUBSOLV (1-888-982-7658) to see if you are eligible for a copay card for ZUBSOLV
Zubsolv 5.7 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 5.7 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 1.4 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 1.4 mg Sublingual Tablet

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May 13

Zubsolv, A New Suboxone Alternative for Opiate Addiction Treatment

Zubsolv, A New Formulation of Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Zubsolv is a new drug formulation of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Zubsolv is similar to Suboxone and has been approved by the FDA for the same use, opiate addiction.

  • ZUBSOLV is available in 2 doses for Opioid Dependence, 5.7 mg and 1.4 mg.
  • ZUBSOLV is Individually sealed in the highest level of child-resistant unit-dose blister packs (F1 child-resistant)

Zubsolv v.s. Suboxone for Opiate Dependence

Zubsolv comes in two dose sizes that compete directly with Suboxone’s 8mg/2mg and 4mg/1mg strips and sublingual tablets. Orexo, the maker of Zubsolv claims that the dose formulations are comparable to Suboxone even though they contain lower amounts of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. The lower dose sizes are equivalent because the new drug formulation has a higher bio-availability, meaning that a higher percentage of the dose is available to the human body in this new formulation.

The jury is still out on whether Zubsolv works as well as Suboxone. It is the authors’ opinion that Suboxone and Zubsolv should be compared by their dose size and not the claimed bio-availability of the drug. If I had the choice of Suboxone 8mg/2mg v.s. Zubsolv 5.7mg dose I would take Suboxone as it contains more of the medication.

Dosing Comparison For Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Zubsolv 5.7 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 5.7 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv’s 5.7 mg Burprenorphine with 1.4 mg Naloxone comes in a round Menthol flavored sublingual tablet, and is said to have a higher bio-availability than Suboxone strips making it equally as effective as Suboxone in the 8mg/2mg size.





Zubsolv 1.4 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv 1.4 mg Sublingual Tablet

Zubsolv’s 1.4 mg Burprenorphine with .36 mg Naloxone comes in a triangular Menthol flavored sublingual tablet, and is said to have a higher bio-availability than Suboxone strips making it equally as effective as Suboxone in the 2mg/.5mg size.





How to take Zubsolv for Opiate Addiction

Taking Zubsolv is similar to taking Suboxone sublingual film, or sublingual tablets. Simply open the package and place the dose under your tongue allowing it to dissolve naturally. Like Suboxone, movement, talking, or drinking while dissolving the tablet is not recommended. Full instructions for taking Zubsolv can be found on Orexo’s Zubsolv website.


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Feb 07

The Suboxone Roller-coaster Is Not Approved by the FDA

The dangerous Suboxone Roller-coaster is gaining popularity

There is no real ride with this name, however it represents a trend that seems to be increasing among opiate addicts around the world.  This opiate ride is not approved by the FDA. It is not doctor approved. And even though the ride is dangerous it doesn’t stop addicts from living this thrill ride.

Subutex and Suboxone are medications approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. Both medicines contain the active ingredient, buprenorphine hydrochloride, which works to reduce the symptoms of opiate dependence.

What is the Suboxone Roller-coaster Ride?

It can be described in one paragraph.

When someone alternates between Suboxone & typical pain medications. They might start Suboxone Monday evening after a weekend binge on Oxycodone. They might also stop the Suboxone on Thursday in anticipation of another Oxycodone binge on the weekend. This is done with a dangerous disregard of the risks of Suboxone precipitated withdrawal. Precipitated withdrawal is dangerous and can occur when an opiate user takes Suboxone before the opiates are naturally eliminated from their body.

Why would someone do this?

The answer is very clear. It allows opiate addicts to maintain their habit with much less money than using typical opiates every day.


Alternating Suboxone (Buprenorphine Naloxone) with other narcotics is dangerous

You’ve all heard the expression, “Have your cake and eat it too”, right?  Well this is what I am referring to when I talk about alternating between Suboxone strips and typical opiate drugs.

The main driver for this disturbing trend is money. Opiates are very expensive to take on a regular basis. Once you become addicted then you must take opiates, otherwise you’ll feel bad withdrawal symptoms.

It costs hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to keep an opiate addict comfortable per month. Suboxone helps an addict reduce the monthly cost to keep withdrawal at bay. Suboxone also allows an addict to keep on partying, albeit the partying will be less often and less intense.

Which opiates are addicts taking with Suboxone?

  • Hydrocodone (Lortab, Lorcet, Hydrocodone-APAP)
  • Oxycodone (Oxy’s, Roxy’s, Blues, Blueberries, Percocet, Percs)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)


Suboxone Precipitated Withdrawal – Fact or Fiction?


I have talked about Suboxone Precipitated Withdrawal before and suggested that it might be a myth perpetrated by the drug-industry to scare addicts into not alternating between Suboxone and other short acting opiates. You can read more about it in Suboxone Precipitated Withdrawal – Fact or Fiction.
Please remember that mixing Suboxone with other opiates, especially long lasting opiates such as Methadone is not only dangerous, it is downright deadly. I am basing this on what I’ve read and I believe it.

The Suboxone Roller-coaster saves the addict money

Typical street prices for 8mg Suboxone strips (buprenorphine naloxone) are similar to that of an Oxycodone 30 however the Suboxone lasts about six times as long. This unique combination has some resourceful addicts flirting with disaster and mixing the two to party with Oxy’s on the weekends and ride the Suboxone Roller-coaster during the week.

Dollars Per Hours – The Driving Factor

Drug Name & Strength Half Life Hours Street Price (Florida) Cost: Get High (subjective) Cost: Stop Withdrawal (subjective)
Oxycodone 30mg Tablet     6   $20   $80 / Day    $40 / Day
Hydrocodone 3 x 10mg Tablets     6   $18   $72 / Day    $36 / Day
Suboxone Tablet 8mg split evenly over four days    36   $18   n/a    $3 / Day
Suboxone Strips 8mg split evenly over four days    36   $18   n/a    $3 / Day


Dancing with the devil

I have heard far too many stories about addicts alternating between Suboxone and other narcotics to save money without giving up narcotics entirely. This is a disturbing trend. I don’t know what the long term effects of long term Suboxone use are but from what I have learned it doesn’t sound like a great idea. What do you think?

So many people playing the Suboxone game. I seem them party on Oxy 30′s occasionally and then ease into a softer Suboxone world where major withdrawal doesn’t hit until two to three days after your last dose.

Oxycodone is a habit that can, and does financially break a lot of people.

Suboxone, or Buprenorphine Naloxone on the other hand is relatively cheap. Suboxone maintenance doses can cost less than a lunch and hold off severe withdrawal for amazing lengths of time.

Let me know if you have heard about the Suboxone Roller-coaster ride. I would love to hear comments about this and see if it is a Florida trend, or something larger.


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