Jim Byard's Health Beat
FDS Wont Okay Generic OxyCotin


Federal health regulators are refusing to approve any generic versions of the pain medication oxycontin. Yesterdays decision by the FDA came as the patent for the original version of OxyContin was to set to expire. That would have allowed generic producers to introduce their own version. For years, Oxycontin symbolized prescription drug abuse because it could be crushed to produce a quick high.

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