Posts Tagged ‘OxyContin’

  • FDA Decision Could Mean More Tamper Resistant Painkillers

    An FDA decision to block a generic version of OxyContin from coming on the market is a “clear mandate” that other opioid painkillers will have to be made tamper resistant, according to the head of the German pharmaceutical company that…

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  • FDA Blocks Generic OxyContin

    The Food and Drug Administration late today approved new labeling for the painkiller OxyContin that allows Purdue Pharma to maintain its monopoly on the drug by blocking cheaper generic versions from entering the market. The new labeling states that a…

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  • AG’s Call for Safer Generic Painkillers

    The National Association of Attorneys General has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to require generic drug makers to make tamper-resistant versions of opioid painkillers. The letter, signed by attorney generals from 48 states…

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  • Long Acting Pain Meds Lower Testosterone Levels

    Men who take long acting opioids for chronic pain are five times more likely to have low testosterone levels, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in The Clinical Journal of Pain. The link between between opioids and low…

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  • U.S. Fears Flood of Generic Canadian Oxycodone

    U.S. drug officials are preparing for a flood of generic Canadian oxycodone to make its way across the border after the Canadian government recently approved six generic versions of the widely abused painkiller OxyContin. Health Canada authorized the sale of…

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  • New Wave of Drug Abuse Feared if Generic Oxycodone Sold in Canada

    Canadian police, doctors and public health officials are warning the “streets would be flooded” with cheap generic versions of oxycodone if Canada’s Health Minister doesn’t reconsider her decision not to ban them. Drug maker Purdue Pharma’s patent on OxyContin, the…

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  • West and Southeast Lead Nation in Opioid Prescribing

    The western, southeast and Appalachian regions of the United States lead the nation in the prescribing of opioid painkillers, according to new research published in The Journal of Pain. In a study of 205 million opioid prescriptions written in 2008,…

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  • My Story: Why Opioid Labeling Changes Are Needed

    Recently, several columns have appeared in American News Report expressing negative views toward a petition submitted to the FDA by doctors, researchers and public health officials, many of them associated with an organization called Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP),…

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