Expert Panel Skeptical About Abuse-Resistant OxyContin

You read it here first folks. The Wall Street Journal follows Swallowed (this blog) by a full week in reporting that reaction to Purdue Pharma’s plan for a new-and-improved “abuse-resistant” OxyContin is… (drum-roll) that it’s a fucking joke. Because it is. See my post from 4/28/08 for details.

One panel member reportedly said. “It’s almost insulting.” Almost? It’s totally insulting. A year after Purdue agreed to pay some $600 million to settle a federal investigation into the alleged “misbranding” of their top-selling narco-cash-cow, their big plan is a fancy new melt-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-syringe formulation? That’s it? Lame.

Source:
http://blogs.wsj.com

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