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Letter: Oxycontin experience won't be forgotten

Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Most all of us, from time to time, experience at least a bit of diminishment in our ability to experience pleasure from many of life's offerings.

US appeals court ruling may clear barrier to generic OxyContin

Reuters - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that four patents related to Purdue Pharma's painkiller OxyContin are invalid, potentially bringing Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and others a step closer to introducing generic versions of the drug.

FDA must revisit OxyContin decision

The Boston Globe - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Children with chronic pain who might benefit from a drug like OxyContin - kids suffering from cancer or terminal illnesses, or undergoing major surgery - have already been receiving the powerful painkiller via off-label prescriptions.
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​Canton firm to launch painkiller after OxyContin patent claims dismissed

Boston Business Journal (blog) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling from a New York court invalidating four patents owned by Purdue Pharma for OxyContin OP. That drug, with revenues of more than $3 billion a year, has for years been the bestselling ...
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Manville investigation yields oxycodone, oxycontin, suboxone - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
SOMERVILLE - Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald, Manville Borough Chief of Police Mark Peltack and Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano on ...

Police calls: Woman arrested with Oxycontin

Mansfield News Journal - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
100 block of Marion Avenue, Mansfield -- A 31-year-old man reported Monday night the theft of an Xbox 360 from an unlocked residence.

FDA approves OxyContin use for children 11 to 16 - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the powerful painkiller opiate OxyContin for children as young as 11. OxyContin is referred to as a synthetic analgesic drug used for pain whose effects are compared to morphine. Widely known for its ...
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Doctor charged with illegally writing prescriptions for extremely high doses of OxyContin/Oxycodone - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Cumberland County doctor is accused of prescribing narcotic pain-relievers to multiple individuals despite never performing medical examinations for these people.

Drugmakers Fight Over Rights to Generic OxyContin (press release) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Sacramento, CA - A federal appeals court ruled Monday that four patents related to Purdue Pharma's painkiller OxyContin are invalid, potentially bringing Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and others a step closer to introducing generic versions of the ...

Edmonton judge rejects $10M lottery winner's claim he was entrapped by police during prostitution sting

National Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Underwood told court he gave the OxyContin pill, which he is prescribed for chronic pain, to the undercover officer to “get rid of her” and called it a “stupid mistake.

$10M lotto winner runs out of luck in Edmonton court in police entrapment case

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Underwood earlier pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking for giving an OxyContin pill to a female undercover police officer posing as a prostitute during an alleged conversation about sex for money in July 2013.
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Fentanyl overdose death triggers a mother's plea for action - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
A Kamloops, B.C. mother who helped her son fight addiction, only to lose him to fentanyl, wants others to learn from the tragic death of 22-year-old Ryan Pinneo.

Fentanyl laced drugs claims another life in Kamloops

CFJC Today Kamloops - ‎53 minutes ago‎
He went on a blind date, had a couple of drinks, and before going to sleep that night he popped what he thought was Oxycontin. He never woke up again. “The coroner's report said there was alcohol and other things in his system, but the dose of fentanyl ...
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Province expands naloxone availability

Spruce Grove Examiner - ‎8 hours ago‎
Fentanyl is a painkiller prescribed as a replacement for OxyContin. It can often be identified by its greenish colour and the number '80' inscribed on it.

Too many, too young: The fentanyl crisis hits home

Kamloops This Week - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Instead, she believes he was looking for Oxycontin to help him sleep. Throughout the evening of Jan. 16, he sent texts about what a great day he had, about the potential new drug he was hoping to take, one that would stop his craving for alcohol.
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#TBT | Five Years Later: Recalling The Short-Lived Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe Off Robson

Scout Magazine (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... here's an interview with a 26 year old Anthony shot six months before Corner Suite launched without him. He would take his own life just before Christmas in 2012, ingesting intentionally excessive amounts of cocaine and oxycontin alone in his North ...
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Who Endorsed Hillary Clinton? The Congressional Black Caucus or Its PAC Filled with Lobbyists?

Democracy Now! - ‎10 hours ago‎
We look at the many lobbyists who comprise its board, including those who work for Purdue Pharma, the makers of highly addictive opioid OxyContin, and others who represent Philip Morris and Wal-Mart, the largest gun distributor in America. We also ...

Pharmacist has reservations with Bill 33

Sarnia Observer - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Opiate-related overdoses and deaths have risen dramatically in the last decade, particularly during the 'post-OxyContin era'. In Ontario, between 2000 and 2013 the number of opioid-related overdose deaths rose 463 per cent. But the vast majority of ...

Prescription Opioids and Heroin - Our Kids are Dying!

Salem-News.Com - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
When OxyContin was introduced on the market, it was intended for the treatment of cancer patients and they were losing the patent on MS Contin.

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

680 News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
As previously reported by The Associated Press, two panelists work for the Center for Practical Bioethics, a Kansas City group which receives funding from multiple drugmakers, including OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, which donated $100,000 in 2013.