Suboxone Settlement

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The FTC is sending 51,875 payments totaling more than $59 million to people who were allegedly overcharged for Suboxone Film.

The FTC reached settlements totaling $60 million with the companies responsible for Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction. The FTC says that these companies violated antitrust laws by preventing patients from choosing lower-priced generic versions of the drug.

The agency is sending payments to people who were prescribed Suboxone film and filed a valid claim before the deadline. Claimants are receiving $35.61 for each month that they were prescribed Suboxone film between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2019.

If you receive a check, please cash it within 90 days.

If you receive a prepaid card, you can check your balance or replace your card by calling Mastercard directly at 1-888-371-2109.

We provide answers to frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-877-545-0238.


I just heard about this settlement. Why didn’t someone contact me about it?

The FTC did not have the individual contact information for patients taking Suboxone.

To make people aware of the Suboxone settlement claims process, the FTC issued a press release on July 24, 2020, and published a blog post on July 30, 2020. The agency also paid for advertisements online, in print media, and on the radio. In addition, the agency sent notice to prescribing doctors all over the country.

Can I still file a claim?

If you believe you are eligible for a payment from this settlement but did not file a claim, you can send an email with your name, phone number, and mailing address to and ask to be placed on a waiting list. If there are funds available after the first distribution is complete, we will contact you with information about how to request a payment.

Why didn’t I get a larger payment?

Claimants are receiving $35.61 for each month that they were prescribed Suboxone film between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2019. Claimants provided this information when they completed their claim. Claimants cannot modify their claims now.

If you would like to see how the settlement funds were used, the FTC provides detailed information on our Refunds Dashboard. Choose “Reckitt Benckiser/Indivior (Suboxone)” from the list of cases on the right.

Why did I get a check or debit card?

The claim form asked claimants what payment method they wanted. We issued payments based on the choice that claimants made. We cannot reissue payments in a different payment method now.

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