Sen. Schumer wants restrictions on oxycodone as abused drug, but measure … – North…

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Food and Drug Administration to reduce access to hydrocodone, but the change would do little for New York State, where the drug is already restricted.

Approval of the recommendation would reclassify hydrocodone as a Schedule II drug at the federal level. The reclassification would place it on the same tier as a class of drugs that (more…)

US FDA approves Watson ANDA for Oxycodone and Acetaminophen tablets – Pharmaceutical…

US FDA has approved Watson Pharmaceuticals’ abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Oxycodone and Acetaminophen tablets, USP 7.5 mg/500 mg and 10 mg/650 mg.

The tablets are the generic equivalent to Endo Pharmaceuticals’ Percocet tablets to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.

The tablet will be manufactured at Watson’s Miami, Florida facility in US.

Headquartered in Corona, US, Watson Pharmaceuticals develops, manufactures and sells (more…)

FDA staff says Zogenix painkiller has abuse risks – Fox News

Drug reviewers said a painkiller developed by Zogenix Inc. could possibly be abused more than currently available hydrocodone combination products.

Zogenix’s painkiller Zohydro is a single-entity product containing hydrocodone — a narcotic painkiller. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are often-abused drugs.

Combination hydrocodone drugs usually also contain acetaminophen, the active ingredient in common pain products such as Tylenol.

However, since an overdose of acetaminophen can cause (more…)