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FDA awards another non-opioid pain drug breakthrough status

FDA awards another non-opioid pain drug breakthrough status

Meanwhile one company, Purdue Pharma, has become increasingly identified for fuelling the epidemic with its opioid products, especially OxyContin, a timed-release formulation of opioid pain medication oxycodone.

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  • Endo faces industry-first FDA call to pull its opioid painkiller Endo faces industry-first FDA call to pull its opioid painkiller

    Previously Purdue Pharma’s opioid painkiller Oxycontin was removed from the market when an abuse-resistant form became available, but the privately-held pharmaceutical company removed the drug from the market

  • Purdue gets FDA nod for abuse-deterrent painkiller Purdue gets FDA nod for abuse-deterrent painkiller

    Purdue already sells an abuse-deterrent product version of its OxyContin (oxycodone) product, and earlier this year got approval in the US for another around-the-clock opioid painkiller, Targiniq ER,

  • FDA approves pain drug that has reduced risk of abuse FDA approves pain drug that has reduced risk of abuse

    The pain relieving effects in Targiniq ER come from oxycodone – the active ingredient in Purdue's existing OxyContin - although the new product also contain naloxone, which reverses the effects of opioid ... The availability of the abuse-deterrent

  • A will of iron A will of iron

    In Brett O’Connor and Matthew Macland’s view, campaigns are all too often about a gentle putt. Find out why they believe two campaigns fell short

  • FDA bars generic version of Purdue’s painkiller OxyContin FDA bars generic version of Purdue’s painkiller OxyContin

    US regulators have banned generic versions of Purdue Pharma's painkiller OxyContin after the company received approval for updated labelling for a reformulated version of the drug that prevents abuse. ... Since its initial approval from the FDA in 1995,

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    Our agency was responsible for the EU launch of OxyContin and the first sublingual formulation of fentanyl, a powerful opioid that is abused by many drug addicts. ... So we are acutely aware of the devastation caused by the opioid epidemic in the US, and

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