Return to Expand Access to Less Addictive Pain Medications


  • A painkilling skin patch that contains a less-risky opioid, buprenorphine[1]
  • Only used to treat pain that continues around-the-clock (pain that is constant)[2]
  • Transdermal buprenorphine (Gruenenthal GmbH, Aachen, Germany) provides a noninvasive method of rate-controlled drug release ensuring constant and predictable serum buprenorphine levels over a prolonged period.[3]
  • This preparation has been shown to be advantageous for long-term treatment of chronic pain patients providing reliable pain control, few adverse events, and good patient acceptance.[4]

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