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Novel oxycodone abuse-deterrent formula effective for chronic pain

September 22, 2017

Oxycodone DETERx ER, an extended-release, abuse-deterrent drug, safely and effectively managed chronic pain in patients with poorly managed pain previously treated with immediate-release oxycodone, according to data presented at PAINWeek.

“Converting patients previously taking immediate-release [IR] opioid medications to extended-release [ER] products is common clinical practice; however, there is little to no scientific literature available that specifically examines it,” Diana Meske, study researcher with Collegium Pharmaceutical, told Healio Internal Medicine. “Collegium believes that it is important to provide clinicians with as much relevant data when considering treatment options, or changes to treatment, for their patients and thus sought to complete a post-hoc analysis of the results from our phase 3 efficacy and safety study used to support approval of [oxycodone DETERx ER (Xtampza ER)].”

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