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Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Not as Resistant to Abuse as Hoped

10/20/2016
10:20 | Madison Holmes
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Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Not as Resistant to Abuse as Hoped

The recently reformulated abuse-deterrent OxyContin isn't as resistant to abuse as officials might have hoped, says a new study of the.

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Okay, we’ll accept there’s been a reduction in the abuse of OxyContin. But even with that, there’s no reduction in the epidemic of opiate addiction sweeping the country, even if OxyContin itself is less abused.

Apparently, the addicts’ workaround essentially involves “cooking” the OxyContin first, which makes it easier to pulverize the pills into a form suitable for snorting or injecting.

The study examined data from the Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance system (called RADARS), which tracks and measures rates of prescription drug abuse and diversion across the country.

OxyContin (Drug)

7/17/2016
07:10 | Madison Holmes
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News about OxyContin (Drug), including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. As thousands of addicts still find ways to abuse OxyContin and similar painkillers, called abuse-deterrent formulations, some experts caution that the protections are.

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After Julie Hamp was arrested on charges of illegally bringing a restricted painkiller into Japan, the company is defending its hiring initiative. By JONATHAN SOBLE.

By SABRINA TAVERNISE. report says the decline is one of the first significant drops in fatalities stemming from abuse of oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

3/13/2016
03:50 | Olivia Holiday
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CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Opioid drugs include medications like morphine and oxycodone as well Under the new guidelines, doctors would prescribe painkillers only.

For short-term pain, the CDC recommends limiting opioids to three days of treatment, when possible.

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But some leading medical groups stopped short of embracing the recommendations. The American Medical Association, the largest professional group for physicians, cautioned that the guidelines could create problems if they steer patients toward pain treatments that aren't accessible or covered by insurance.

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FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin WebMD

6/16/2016
06:20 | Olivia Holiday
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FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin WebMD

FDA OK's 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin. Latest formulation is tougher to crush and dissolve, making illicit use more difficult.

The original form of Oxycontin, first approved in 1995, "was abused, often following manipulation intended to defeat its extended-release properties," the FDA explained. "Such manipulation causes the drug to be released more rapidly, which increases the risk of serious adverse events, including overdose and death.".

Prescription painkiller abuse continues to be a major problem across the United States. According to a report issued in January by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), some 22 million Americans -- 2 percent of the population -- have misused prescription painkillers since 2002.

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Three arrested for massive oxycodone scheme at New York

4/14/2016
04:40 | Olivia Holiday
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Three arrested for massive oxycodone scheme at New York

Three people have been arrested on charges that they engaged in what court papers describe as one of the largest schemes ever uncovered.

"This is about greed," said James Hunt, the Drug Enforcement Administration's special agent in charge for New York.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people have been arrested on charges that they engaged in what court papers describe as one of the largest schemes ever uncovered to divert oxycodone pills involving pharmacies in New York City, U.S.