FDA: Doctors Should Discuss Opioid OD Antidote With Patients
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Doctors should tell patients and caregivers about the overdose antidote naloxone when they prescribe opioid painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin and medicines to treat opioid addiction, including buprenorphine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reformulation of oxycodone 80  mg to prevent misuse: a cohort study assessing the impact of a supply-side intervention - Nolan ML, Harocopos A, Allen B, Paone D.
BACKGROUND: In August 2010, extended-release OxyContin ® products, including oxycodone 80 mg, were reformulated and released as abuse-deterrent medications. This paper describes changes in individual prescription filling patterns that followed the reform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Registered Nurse Charged with Drug Diversion
Marietta Strickland, Dighton MA, Dighton Care and Rehabilitation Center, tampering, oxycodone, stolen, pills, blister pack, registered nurse, drug, diversion, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - June 16, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

People harmed by OxyContin have more time to file claims
A federal bankruptcy judge has agreed to give individuals an additional 30 days to make claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma because of potential disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Meds2Go Express Pharmacy, Inc. Sentenced for Role in Drug Diversion Scheme
FDA OCI, Alum Creek WV, Meds2Go Express Pharmacy, drug diversion, sentencing, money laundering, conspiracy, Hope Clinic, pain clinic, pill mill, opioids, oxycodone, methadone, addicts, illegal manufacturing, restitution, forfeiture, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - June 3, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Opioid-associated hearing loss: a 20-year review from the New Jersey Poison Center - Mozeika AM, Ruck BE, Nelson LS, Calello DP.
BACKGROUND: Opioid-associated ototoxicity is a known complication of opioid exposure, although the mechanism remains unclear. While historically most closely linked to heroin and oxycodone, evolving reports suggest that it may be a class effect of opioids.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says
New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Drugstores Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Suits and Litigation (Civil) OxyContin (Drug) CVS Caremark Corporation Purdue Pharma Rite Aid Corporation Walgreen Co. Walmart Stores Inc Trumbull County (Ohio) Source Type: news

If Prescribed Opioids for Pain, Ask Lots of Questions: FDA
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- If your doctor prescribes opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine or morphine for you, there are a number of questions you should ask, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises. Opioids can be used... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HOPE Clinic Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Gun Crime
FDA OCI, gun crime, Joshua Radcliffe, Shady Springs WV, firearms, opioids, Patients Physicians and Pharmacists Fighting Diversion, PPPFD, HOPE clinic, oxycodone, addictions, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 5, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Damage From OxyContin Continues to Be Revealed
Research shows Purdue Pharma focused its marketing in states with lighter prescription regulation, with deadly consequences. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

Nurse Given Prison Sentence for Drug Theft and Tampering
nurse, prison, drug theft, tampering, Katie Boll, Manchester IA, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, tramadol, nursing home, mouthwash, fraud, deception, subterfuge, 48 months prison (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Surry Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Pills Containing Carfentanil
Surry ME, Adam Fitzherbert, counterfeit, pills, carfentanil, oxycodone, dark web, drug trafficking (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 5, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Oxylan prolonged-release tablets, all strengths (oxycodone hydrochloride)
G.L Pharma GmbH T/A Healthcare Pharma Ltd has... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news