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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:48 pm 
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:?: i heard something about a doc getting a waiver to prescribe sub for pain? If anyone has information can u please give all the info you can. I don't know how it works or who does or needs to do what to put it to use. Im use sub now for pain management and my mood but i like to have other options in case s thing were to happen to my doc or whatever. Thanks in advance!!!!


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As far as I know, doctors don't need a waiver to prescribe Suboxone for pain. They only need the waiver to prescribe it for addiction. Any doctor can write an off-label prescription for pain, and pain patients don't count toward a doctor's patient-limit.

That said, I'm sure that not all doctors WILL prescribe Suboxone (or Subutex) for pain, so you might have to call around and see what your options are for finding a back-up doctor.

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This is interesting because I haven’t heard of the waiver but if it does happen should def help. Because a member not too long ago was having trouble with his SUB Dr and his family Dr wrote him a script for pain but the pharmacy would not fill it cause he didn’t have the right stuff to prescribe it.


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Like Diary said, the waiver (special DEA number) is only what's required to prescribe suboxone to treat addiction. It's the DATA 2000 waiver. No waiver is needed to prescribe it for pain, as it's off-label. Although I will say that a lot of doctors don't know they don't need the special waiver to prescribe it for pain.

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