I have often wandered why Doctors refuse to prescribe this medication. They give 1,000 reasons why they cannot; even outright lying to the addict. I know, I know the obvious answers: it is prone to abuse, is apt to needle use, doesn't contain the blocker etc. Here's the bottom line: most addicts are a train wreck when they start treatment. They are in dire need to rebuild their lives. They have to re-establish trust and re-kindle relationships destroyed. Financially, they are, in most cases, broke. Subutex makes more sense than Suboxone. It costs around $2.50 per tablet versus Suboxone's $12.00 or more each. I can agree with not giving it at the outset. But if an addict is doing well in recovery; passing drug screens, attending meetings and progressing - why not show them some leniency? Give them a chance to show that they can be trusted. Cheaper is always a feature dought after. It just seems unethical to condone and allow these big drug companies to make a 10,000 % markup and at the same time create even more hardship on people trying to do right and to reshape lives that have been wrecked. Subutex, it just makes more sense - all the way round.