Man accused of selling fake oxycodone laced with highly toxic Fentanyl –

A 26-year-old man is accused of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with Fentanyl, a highly toxic and potentially lethal synthetic opioid, the Maricopa County Sheriff‘s Office said Tuesday.

Detectives seized 3,500 counterfeit pills during an Aug. 30 sting and arrested Jesus Madueno without incident, MCSO said.

Officials said Madueno arranged the sale of the pills to undercover detectives.

Once at the purchase (more…)

Collegium Announces Scientific Presentations at PAINWeek 2017 Meeting – GlobeNewswire…

| Source: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLL) today announced that it will present data on Xtampza® ER, an extended-release oral formulation of oxycodone with abuse-deterrent properties, at PAINWeek 2017 on September 7th in Las Vegas.

The following posters will be presented during the poster session on Thursday, September (more…)

Petition calls for FDA to remove ultra-high-dosage opioids from market – CNN

These can include higher dosages of both fast-acting, immediate-release opioids as well as slow-acting, longer-release formulations of oxycodone, hydromorphone, morphine, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, methadone and fentanyl.

The petition specifically requests the removal of OxyContin 80mg, which when taken twice a day equals 240 MME in 24 hours, as well as the removal of oxycodone 30mg, typically taken four times a day for the (more…)