Oxycodone to blame for more than 800 deaths – ABC Online

MARK COLVIN: A new study shows that more than 800 Australians died from use of the prescription painkiller Oxycodone over a decade.

It’s best known by names like Endone and Oxycontin.

The study calls on doctors to exercise more caution when prescribing the drug.

Alison Caldwell reports.

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Overdose Of Prescription Drug Oxycodone Even Deadlier Than Heroin – International Business…

Shocking revelations about oxycodone, which is a commonly used opioid painkiller, have emerged during the Overdose Awareness Day held on Sunday. As per the report released by National Coronial Information Systems, oxycodone has even surpassed notorious drug heroine with respect to being the deadliest opioid drug in Australia.

During the span of five years from 2007 to 2011, more than 3000 (more…)

PHOSPHAGENICS LIMITED : 2012 Dec 03 Oxycodone Patch Update … – 4-traders

12/02/2012| 06:40pm US/Eastern

ASX Limited

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Oxycodone Patch Update: Development Program and Product Expansion

? Crystallisation issues resolved and improved patch design

? Expansion of Phosphagenics’ opioid patch strategy to build an opioid patch franchise

? Oxymorphone selected as additional candidate for TPM? transdermal pain

patch development

3 December 2012, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne drug delivery technology company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH, OTCQX: PPGNY), provides this update on (more…)