Purdue Pharma L.P. Announces Resolution of OxyContin® (oxycodone HCl … – PR Newswire…

STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Purdue Pharma L.P. and Actavis, Inc. announced today that the companies have agreed to resolve the patent infringement lawsuits between them now pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York concerning certain Purdue patents, including patents for abuse-deterrent technology, protecting OxyContin® (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) Tablets CII (more…)

Oxycodone shortage to cut addiction may hurt patients – Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –

Local pharmacies are feeling the pain.  At the Medicine Shopp, pharmacists say they’re getting several calls a day, from people asking for the blue pill. And sometimes the answer is no.

In between filling dozens of prescriptions, Medicine Shoppe Owner Deborah van Sant worries about her patients.

“There’s a huge drug problem across the nation. Several pharmacies and (more…)

Oxycodone trafficking creates chaos for drug stores – Pocono Record

In this March 26 photo provided by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of
New York, authorities raid the home of John Romagnolo in Cresco. Romagnolo is one of 49 people who were arrested as part of a smuggling ring that trafficked at least $10 million worth of prescription drugs across three states.

Prescription painkiller addiction has become (more…)