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The FDA argues that it is also trying to do its part to curb prescription drug abuse. In 2013, it issued guidance to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop new abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid drugs and ruled that any approved generic form of an opioid must have abuse-deterrent formulations as well. This came three years after Purdue Pharma put out a reformulated version of OxyContin that makes it harder for patients to crush the pill to get a faster high.
Demerol (meperidine HCl) and oxycodone are both narcotic analgesics used to relieve pain; additionally, Demerol can be used for procedural.