The FDA just released a brand new injectable form of Buprenorphine which can be given to patients in Johnson City and Smyrna once a month. This is called SUBLOCADE, and its formulation releases a steady daily dosage to the patient over a period of 30 days. It can be given to any patient that has been stable for at least one week on any of the above oral forms. Since it has to be given as an injection, and it being a controlled drug, it has to be ordered by and delivered directly to the physicians office by a specialty pharmacy. Dr. Tino is actually the first physician in Tennessee to administer this new drug to a patient. The results have been fantastic so far and all patients truly love this option.