Alexander fears manufacturer Purdue Pharma will begin marketing and promoting OxyContin
for children's use (1).
The value of the prescribed oxycontin
has been estimated to be to around e1/439,000.
Although this new formulation of OxyContin
may provide only an incremental advantage over the current version of the drug, it's still a step in the right direction," said Bob Rappaport, MD, director of the Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products in FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
The FDA "approved labeling for reformulated OxyContin
stating that it possesses physiochemical properties that are expected to: (1) make abuse via injection difficult, and (2) reduce abuse via the intranasal route.
The already high races we have of our communities abusing and misusing these painkillers, especially the OxyContin
, it just means the numbers will continue to escalate.
, which is manufactured under controlled conditions and which has a carefully measured dosage, heroin users can never be quite sure of the purity of their drugs, or what additional substances have been added to cut the mixture.
In my opinion, the OxyContin
problem is in epidemic proportions," addiction specialist Clare Kavin told Fox News.
In the first quarter of 2007, according to PMSI data, more than 60 percent of the total Oxycontin
prescriptions were dispensed as generics.
Elliott was arrested for OxyContin
From 2002-2004, an increase in prescription analgesic drug abuse has been found, with OxyContin
leading the list (Cicero, Inciardi & Munoz 2005).
(generic name: oxycodone) is a highly addictive painkiller with major benefits for cancer patients and others with chronic pain.
At the time of the accident Patrick claimed he was disorientated because of the prescription medicine he was on, but didn't reveal he was addicted to controversial painkiller OxyContin