Tamper-resistant OxyContin receives FDA approval

04/5/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Purdue Pharma gained FDA approval to market a tamper-resistant formulation of pain drug OxyContin. The agency said the version "will likely result in less abuse by snorting or injection" because its active ingredient turns into a gel when dissolved in liquid, but it can still be abused "by simply ingesting larger doses than are recommended."

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