Thursday, July 5, 2012

FDA warns companies to stop making unapproved oxycodone painkiller pills

Companies have been doing what?!

FDA warns companies to stop making unapproved oxycodone painkiller pills - The Washington Post:

"The Food and Drug Administration says it will begin cracking down on companies that market versions of the painkiller oxycodone which have not undergone federal review.

Oxycodone is a powerful pain reliever with the potential for addiction, abuse and death, when used inappropriately. The drug is marketed legally by companies like Purdue Pharma, which sells the time-release pill OxyContin. FDA reviews these drugs to make sure they are safe and effective.

However, other companies have marketed similar pills for years without FDA clearance."

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