Vocci Sez 18-MC 8 Years From Approval

Dana Beal dana at cures-not-wars.org
Mon Feb 24 17:26:15 EST 2003


Somebody should write the WSJ that bup is NOT non-addictive, that 
there have been numerous bup deaths in France, and that the 
preparation they're really talking about is buprenex ("makes you go 
into withdrawal if you inject it"). Some one should tell them about 
the Trexan deaths with UROD.

[Somebody ought come up with documentation of claims that have 
appeared on this list that longterm trexan use makes you go bald and 
impotent.]

And some one ought to tell them about the wildfire underground spread 
of Ibogaine!

Dana/cnw

Pubdate: Thu, 20 Feb 2003
Source: Wall Street Journal (US)
Copyright: 2003 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Contact: wsj.ltrs at wsj.com
Website: http://www.wsj.com/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/487
Author: Peter Landers, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/rehab.htm (Treatment)
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?136 (Methadone)

NEW DRUGS PROMISE TREATMENT FOR ADDICTS, PROFITS FOR FIRMS

Seven years ago, Steve, a chemical engineer in Texas, began craving
painkillers. "You take three or four pills and you feel so good in just 30
minutes. ... It's like Christmas morning," recalls Steve, who didn't want
his last name used for fear of losing his job.

Last month he found a new drug -- one designed to cure his addiction. Known
as buprenorphine, it eliminates cravings for painkillers but isn't
addictive itself. Patients can get the drug privately at a doctor's office;
around 1,000 physicians have been certified to prescribe it.

Buprenorphine is the advance guard of what could be a revolution in
addiction treatment -- one that allows people to discreetly get help from a
family doctor in the form of a pill. Americans have long looked askance at
the idea of treating a drug addiction with another drug, but that is
changing as the federal government and a handful of young drug companies
search for treatments to help people addicted to alcohol, painkillers,
cocaine and heroin.

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03.n284.a03.html

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