But late last year, Canada approved generic forms of OxyContin that uses its earlier formula, prompting the Obama administration to alert.
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The FDA says it has received a number of "Citizens Petitions" to reverse its decision on generic OPANA and that it could not comment on the "substance, details or timing of our deliberations on these petitions," but that it is "actively reviewing" them. Requests for comment from the White House were not returned.
Law enforcement officials say that the new formulas have had an impact on the street.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday its decision to ban generic versions of the original OxyContin formula, a narcotic.
And similarly, it could just be that a pill that’s more expensive won’t deter addicts from continuing to buy it.
It appears rather than improving others’ quality of life or helping save souls, this new ban boils down to money.
The real problem lies with the very nature of how addictive the drug is — an issue that has no real solution besides compley banning the drug itself.
And while profits will skyrocket, so will the troubles of everyday people who cannot afford the increase in cost. Even worse, the high cost could drive doctors to switch prescriptions to methadone and other, less convenient options when a patient’s insurance won’t cover OxyContin, according to NPR.
The new policy merely will benefit Purdue, despite the company’s past missteps: Purdue pled guilty in 1997 to federal charges that it had misled consumers by branding the drug as safer and less addictive than short-acting narcotic drugs, according to NPR.
The generic version of OxyContin may pose more of a threat because it is only available in 80 mg. doses, whereas OxyContin is available in 10, 20, 40 and 80.
Many people continue to remain unaware of this threat – poison control centers across the country have received a significant number of calls from citizens asking about this drug. Parents and teachers should familiarize themselves with this new product and be on alert for signs of its abuse.
Are there legitimate uses for generic oxycodone? Yes.
It could be several years before generic versions of OxyContin, a widely abused painkiller, become available.
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But it could be quite some time before generic versions of the drug are available.
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The first patent on OxyContin expires Tuesday, a milestone in the history of one of the most powerful and abused painkillers on the market.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday it will not approve any generic versions of the original form of OxyContin. The move is aimed at.
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The FDA also approved new labeling for a reformulated version of the drug, which will indicate it is more difficult to crush, and thus harder to abuse than the original version. OxyContin’s manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, introduced the tamper-resistant formula in 2010.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday it will not approve any generic versions of the original form of OxyContin. The move is aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse, Reuters reports. The original version of OxyContin could be crushed and then snorted or injected. Its patent was set to expire on Tuesday.
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