The price reductions could also be a boon for Medicaidd, which spent nearly $160 million on Suboxone Film in 2018. (Photo: Shutterstock)

One of the most popular and effective treatments used to fight the U.S. opioid epidemic is about to get much cheaper.

Based in Hyderabad, a rambling boomtown in south India, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. is a major supplier of generic drugs used by Americans for everything from infections to cardiovascular ailments. After a two-year legal battle, the company has won the right to sell a cheaper version of Suboxone Film, the best-selling opioid addiction drug in the U.S. too.

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