Navigation Links
Painkiller Linked to Deaths

OxyContin is a controlled substance in the United States and is prescribed as a long-term painkiller for cancer patients and others. The pill is designed to slowly release its active ingredient, oxycodone, to control the dosage of the powerful narcotic.// But if the pill is chewed or crushed and sniffed, it gives a stronger dose--providing a high that can be addictive and dangerous.

The controversial Purdue Pharma painkiller OxyContin has been implicated as the direct cause or main contributing factor in 150 deaths and a likely contributor in an additional 350 deaths, according to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Previously, the DEA estimated that the painkiller was associated with 290 deaths from diversion and overdose.

Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma told that the DEA conclusions were inherently flawed. In a statement, the privately held drug maker said the DEA analysis suffered from serious methodological flaws that undermined its conclusions.

The company also observed that the DEA analysis failed to establish OxyContin as the direct cause of death or allow the company and FDA to conduct an independent review of the data. "It is wrong to conclude or imply that 'OxyContin-likely' or 'OxyContin-verified' means that OxyContin was the cause of these deaths," the company wrote.

While other prescription pain relievers such as Percocet, Percodan and Tylox contain oxycodone, they contain much lower doses of the drug. OxyContin contains anywhere from 10 mg to 160 mg of oxycodone, while the other drugs contain 2.25 mg to 5 mg of the drug.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients Lives
2. Canine Painkiller unveiled by Novartis
3. Painkillers may protect against Alzheimers disease
4. Painkillers may raise miscarriage risk
5. Painkillers Increase Risk of Miscarriage
6. In The Habit Of Taking Painkillers For Your Chronic Headache? Time To Switch Over
7. Aspirin Might Counter Side Effects of Cox-2 Painkillers
8. Botox Can Be a Competent Painkiller
9. Painkillers Lead To Liver Failure
10. Study Advocates Use Of Oral Painkillers After Cesarean Section
11. Painkiller Based on Sea Snail Venom Made Available in Britain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... A recent report from the ... for the 2015-16 school year across Wisconsin’s public schools, charter schools, and private ... patterns in student test score performance, the report’s limited analyses fail to provide ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... As pharmaceutical companies are held to increasingly ... innovation in drug formulation and manufacturing. CoreRx offers its clients more than ... support of their development and manufacturing goals. , The company was created ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... Saad B. Chaudhary, MD is committed ... treatment of acute or chronic problems, I focus on preventative care with all my patients ... you have any questions, always feel free to contact my office and my trained staff ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Vetoquinol USA® , a world-class developer ... of the EQUISTRO line, at this week’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington. ... level. , The scientifically-developed Flexadin UCII supports the body’s normal repair of cartilage ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... TN (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... Michael ... fans and transforming the quarterback position. The former overall number one pick in the ... professional football career. He holds the record for the most career rushing yards by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  CVS Pharmacy, ... today unveiled a new store design to enhance ... of healthier food, health-focused products and expanded beauty ... to help customers discover new offerings. Together with ... next evolution of the customer experience at CVS ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, ... their offering. ... pharmacogenomics market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, ... expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Analysis By Service (Manufacturing, Research), By Country, (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, ... report to their offering. ... The Latin American pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services market is ... Low drug registration cost in Latin American countries and continuous ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: