Thursday, August 01, 2013

Addiction Update

The FDA has approved a 6-month injection of Suboxone. That could be a huge step forward.  Our initial take is to be excited.

In related news, NH, Maine, and VT seem to have the highest level of opiate dependence of the prescription type.  If those three are the top of the list, that suggests it's more of a white-people's drug.  But perhaps there is something else unrelated to race that is driving those numbers.

Canada has the highest national rate.

1 comment:

james said...

Is it possible to get rates of addiction as a function of latitude? I'd expect it to vary as a function of psychiatrist density too, which might correlate with ethnicity. A bit messy to untangle.