The number of people on subutex, a substitute drug used to get off heroine, have increased six fold in the last four years. Unlike methadone, subutex can be prescribed by a general physician and the drug, which is also easily accessible on the black market, is injected more and more frequently experts warn. While there were some 2,700 registered users of subutex last year, the real number of users of the drug is estimated at around 30,000.
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