Camurus' Buvidal® Reimbursed in Sweden for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Buvidal® (buprenorphine) prolonged release injection receives reimbursement in
"The decision by TLV means that patients in
"We are pleased with the results of TLV's analysis showing that Buvidal is cost saving - even when excluding clinically demonstrated benefits of superior efficacy, patient satisfaction, improved quality of life and reduced treatment burden and stigma, says
Buvidal is a long-acting buprenorphine medication given as a subcutaneous injection once a week or once a month. Buvidal has in clinical studies proven effective in reducing illicit opioid use, alleviating opioid withdrawal and cravings and achieve opioid blockade.3-4
Opioid dependence is a serious, chronic, relapsing disease associated with significant adverse mental, physical, and social consequences, including unemployment, criminal activity, incarceration, transmission of infectious diseases, unintentional overdose and death. Standard of care is pharmacological treatment in combination with psychosocial counselling.
Buvidal (buprenorphine prolonged-release solution for subcutaneous injection in prefilled syringe) is indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment. Treatment is intended for use in adults and adolescents aged 16 years or over. Buvidal is designed for flexible dosing and is available in four weekly strengths (8 mg, 16 mg, 24 mg and 32 mg) and three monthly strengths (64 mg, 96 mg and 128 mg), enabling treatment to be tailored to the patient's individual needs. Administration of Buvidal is restricted to healthcare professionals, increasing treatment compliance and minimizing risks of diversion, misuse and pediatric exposure.
Buvidal is currently launched in seven countries in the EU and
The Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV. Decision on Buvidal, 14. May 2020. www.tlv.se
Buvidal (buprenorfin injektionsvätska, depålösning). Summary of product characteristics,
Walsh SL, Nunes EV, et al. Weekly and monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine depot formulations vs daily sublingual buprenorphine with naloxone for treatment of opioid use disorder: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018; 178(6):764-773.
- Frost M, Bailey GL, Lintzeris N, et al. Long-term safety of a weekly and monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine depot (CAM2038) in the treatment of adult out-patients with opioid use disorder. Addiction. 2019; 114(8):1416-1426
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