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An implant to keep heroin addicts off street drugs?

• Reuters
The implant, called Probuphine, is an inch-long rod that sits just underneath the skin of the arm. During its six-month lifespan, the implant releases a steady trickle of buprenorphine, an anti-addiction medicine approved in pill form since 2002. Like methadone, it is a chemical cousin of heroin and decreases drug cravings without producing the same high.

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Comment by Ed Vallejo
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'Probuphine' - is that pronounced 'probe-you-fine'?  You gotta be kidding me!  Who makes these drug names up? LMFAO! - Ed 

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