Schumers Asks FDA to Reconsider Rules for Generic Oxycodone – CNY News (subscription)

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that he is urging the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to prevent a potentially significant increase in violent prescription drug thefts.

He also asked the FDA to look closer at an addiction to a dangerous drug that could be caused by the release of a generic version of oxycodone next month. A generic version (more…)

Man gets eight years for selling oxycodone – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

A Jefferson Hills man who sold the prescription narcotic oxycodone on the street was sentenced Monday to eight years and nine months in prison.

John Paul Larcinese, 32, was accused of writing fake prescriptions using the Drug Enforcement Agency numbers of real doctors but with phone numbers that he controlled so he could field pharmacy verification calls.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to (more…)

Generic oxycodone products cause – Sarnia Observer

Sir: Congratulations to The Observer for Tyler Kula’s article (Generic Oxy worries police November 24, 2012). On Nov. 20 I wrote to Prime Minister Harper on this issue stating that Health Minister Aglukkaq’s decision seemed to be based on a narrow legalistic interpretation of the regulations rather than public need. I referred to an Observer article from last July that referenced (more…)