TELL US: How Should Oxycodone Be Better Managed?

In light of the recent attempted armed robbery at a Manalapan pharmacy on Wednesday, residents are left with a number of unanswered questions as well as concerns. Most notably, the suspect showcased a handgun and demanded Oxycodone instead of money.

Oxycodone is a pain medication that is classified as an opiod analgesic and is prescribed for the management of moderate to severe (more…)

Recent FDA Activities to Curb Abuse, Misuse and Diversion of Opioids: Part One – Drug…

By Shari L. Miller, MA, CPhT, JD, attorney at Shari L. Miller, Attorney, PLL

Recent FDA Activities to Curb Abuse, Misuse and Diversion of Opioids: Part One

Introduction:

Pharmacists have an important role to play in reducing prescription drug misuse and abuse. “Most receive little training on the importance of appropriate prescribing and dispensing of opioids to prevent adverse effects, diversion, and addiction.”1 This (more…)

Acura Pharmaceuticals Announces Update on AVERSION Products – MarketWatch (press release)

PALATINE, IL, Jul 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products intended to address medication abuse and misuse, announced today that Pfizer Inc. provided notice on July 26, 2012 that it is exercising its right to terminate the license to three development stage products using Acura’s AVERSION(R) Technology and return such products to Acura. (more…)