Extended-Release Oxycodone Efficacious for Chronic Low Back Pain – Clinical Pain Advisor

PAINWeek– Abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone (Xtampza® ER; Collegium Pharmaceutical) provided adequate pain relief for patients with chronic low back pain who were previously receiving immediate-release oxycodone, according to research presented at PAINWeek 2017, held September 5-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In a post hoc analysis of a phase 3 efficacy and safety study of the abuse-deterrent oxycodone ER, researchers evaluated the (more…)

Elderly Las Vegas MD, Medical Assistant Convicted of Oxycodone Distribution Scheme – Elk…

March 29, 2017 |

A 92-year old Las Vegas medical doctor and his physician assistant were recently convicted on large scale distribution of oxycodone for illegal purposes.  

On Friday, March 24, Dr. Henri Wetselaar, and David A. Litwin, 58, were found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and distribution of oxycodone and other controlled substances.  According to the indictment, Wetselaar was a Nevada physician (more…)

Henderson doctor loses license over bogus oxycodone prescriptions – Las Vegas Sun

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 | 8:11 a.m.

Carson City — 

The state Board of Medical Examiners has revoked Henderson physician Simmon Wilcox’s license after his conviction in Utah for writing 600 false prescriptions for oxycodone, a powerful painkiller.

He was arrested in Utah on suspicion of writing prescriptions to people who used phony names to gain 81,000 oxycodone pills that were (more…)