Butrans (BYOO-trans), a new once-a-week C-III buprenorphine patch for chronic pain

You'll soon see Butrans (BYOO-trans), a new once-a-week C-III buprenorphine patch for chronic pain.

Think of it as a step between non-opioid analgesics and stronger opioids for chronic moderate pain...low back pain, osteoarthritis, etc.

It's also approved for severe pain...but dosing limits will make it less useful for treating severe pain.

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