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Will Generics Ban Make OxyContin Safer, Or Just More Profitable?
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug abuse, Oxycontin, opioids, pharmaceuticals )

Judy
- 517 days ago - npr.org
OxyContin's long-acting formulation makes it popular but also prone to abuse. Banning cheaper, generic forms of a dangerous drug sounds like a worthy idea.
OxyContin Being Tested in Kids As Young as 6
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, children, protection, Oxycontin, addictive, study, warning, abuse, drugs, research, safety, medicine, risks )

Dee
- 807 days ago - abcnews.go.com
The maker of the powerful pain drug OxyContin is beginning to test the medicine in children, hoping to secure an extra six months of protection for the drug's patent, which is set to expire in 2013.
The Maker of the Powerful Painkiller OxyContin --Pleaded Guilty Thursday to Misleading the Public
Health & Wellness  (tags: maker, of, the, powerful, painkiller, OxyContin )

Esther
- 2689 days ago - news.yahoo.com
ROANOKE, Va. - The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.
   

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