Company wants to test tamper-proof Oxycontin

11/5/2003 | NYTimes.com

Pain Therapeutics says it has developed a drug that uses the same narcotic as Purdue Pharma's Oxycontin, but is tamper-proof. Oxycontin abuse has contributed to hundreds of deaths because abusers can crush the pill to release all of the narcotic at once, whereas Pain Therapeutics says its Remoxy is not easily crushed or dissolved to release the full narcotic.

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