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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)].”

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those of their patients to…

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy…
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FDA finalizes guidelines on interoperable devices

September 21, 2017
The FDA recently issued final guidelines outlining its nonbinding recommendations for safe and secure interactions among medical devices and other information systems…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance of stabilizing…
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