Ottawa urged to reconsider tamper-resistant oxycodone – The Globe and Mail

A federal decision to back away from the former Conservative government’s plans to make one type of opioid tamper resistant is setting off a contentious battle between the government, a major player in the narcotic-painkiller market and chronic pain specialists, many with ties to that company.

Tamper resistance is when drug manufacturers make opioids harder to crush, dissolve or otherwise manipulate for (more…)

Ontario pharmacist accused of dealing Oxycodone: Cops – Sun News Network

Ontario pharmacist accused of dealing Oxycodone: Cops

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SHAWN JEFFORDS | QMI AGENCY

TORONTO – A pharmacist is among eight people charged with drug trafficking, police north of Toronto say.

Police began investigating a Keswick, Ontario pharmacy in November after receiving a tip the owner, who is a pharmacist, was selling fentanyl and Oxycodone NEO to people without prescriptions.

Police allege the pharmacist arranged the sale of the (more…)

Intellipharmaceutics Augments Its Rexista(TM) Oxycodone Development … – MarketWatch

TORONTO, Aug 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. IPCI, +2.11% (I), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs, today announced an enhancement of its Rexista™ abuse-deterrence technologies with a significant improvement designed to prevent overdose when more pills than prescribed are swallowed intact. Intellipharmaceutics’ (more…)