Don't Jump to Belbuca Before Non-Opioids for Chronic Pain

The new Belbuca (bel-BYOO-kuh) buccal film will raise questions about using buprenorphine for chronic pain.

Belbuca will join Butrans as an approved option for chronic pain.

Buprenorphine is C-III...may have lower abuse potential than other opioids...and cause fewer withdrawal symptoms when it's stopped.

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