GFunkMoneyDog wrote:STATEMENT OF PURDUE PHARMA L.P. REGARDING FDA'S APPROVAL OF REFORMULATED OXYCONTIN® (OXYCODONE HCl CONTROLLED-RELEASE) TABLETS
April 5, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Purdue Pharma L.P.'s New Drug Application for a reformulation of OxyContin® (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) Tablets.
The reformulation has met FDA criteria for bioequivalence to the original formulation, which means there is no significant difference in the rate and extent of absorption of the therapeutic ingredient.
While similar in appearance to the original formulation, the reformulated tablets have a different marking ("OP") than the currently marketed tablets (marking "OC") and the 60 mg and 80 mg tablets are slightly larger in size than the currently marketed tablets.
Purdue elected to reformulate OxyContin® to be bioequivalent to the original formulation and in an effort to make the tablet more difficult to manipulate for the purpose of intentional misuse and abuse, however, there is no evidence that the reformulation of OxyContin is less subject to misuse, abuse, diversion, overdose or addiction.
Purdue just lost allot of money.
RAP wrote:You can stomp the pills as hard as you can and nothing happens. Soak them and they turned to rubber. Burn them and they gel. Looks like they have come up with something that will stop or slow them down. Some one said they sell for one dollar a millagram on the street, that means an eighty sells for eighty dollars, sixty for sixty and a forty for forty. That would mean that to get high by taking more than one at a time you would have to have 160 dollars for two and ect. How will they pay for these pills? It is going to be dangerous to walk the street and you better put every thing you own under lock and key or just leave it in the open and hope they will leave you alone and be satisfied with getting your belonging to sell.
I seen my first one today and thats true what you said RAP.They have 40 on one side and OP on the other.And they wont be getting 60 for a 40 and one twenty for a 80.