Prolonged-Release Oxycodone/Naloxone Efficacious on Chronic Pain and Opioid-Induced…

The use of oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) can provide significant relief for patients who have moderate to severe chronic pain and opioid-induced constipation (OIC), according to findings from a review published in Pain Practice.

Investigators performed a literature review to evaluate the clinical efficacy of OXN PR among patients with moderate to severe pain and OIC. According to the (more…)

Wilmington doctor charged with prescribing more than 7000 oxycodone pills – The News…

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Health insurance company stops covering OxyContin –

Health insurance company Cigna will no longer cover the painkiller drug OxyContin starting in 2018. This comes after the growing opioid addiction problem in the United States. Each year 15,000 people die from painkiller overdoses and 1,000 of those deaths are related to OxyContin.

We spoke with half a dozen pharmacists and addiction specialists who say they are happy to see steps (more…)