Category Archive for: ‘Oxycontin’

New Study Blames Prescription Drugs for Bulk of Fatal Overdoses

By Jessica CalefatiDecember 10, 2008USNews.com Research published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the growing threat posed by abuse of prescription opiates and calls on clinicians to help prevent future cases of addiction and overdose. The study, authored by Aron Hall, finds that a majority of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia in 2006 are linked …

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‘Abuse-Resistant’ Form of OxyContin May Be Near

09.10.08Forbes.com THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve developed an “abuse-resistant” formulation of the widely prescribed opioid pain medication OxyContin. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Remoxy priority review, meaning that action could come as soon as early December, said Dr. Nadav Friedman, chief operating officer of Pain Therapeutics Inc., which developed Remoxy. If approval is …

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