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FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin

(4/22/2013)

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin
April 16, 2013
HealthDay News

In an effort to help curb the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it is approving new labeling for a reformulated version of Oxycontin that its maker claims will be harder to abuse.  The agency also noted that the original form of the powerful painkiller has been withdrawn from the market because it is easier to abuse than the newer formulation.  "Accordingly, the agency will not accept or approve any abbreviated new drug applications (generics) that rely upon the approval of original OxyContin," the FDA added in a news release issued late Tuesday.

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Keywords: FDA, abuse, deterrent, label, oxycontin



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