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FDA blocks generic OxyContin

FDA blocks generic OxyContin

(NEWSER– In a big victory for campaigners against prescription drug abuse—as well as for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma—the FDA has blocked generic drugmakers from making their own versions of the powerful painkiller. The ruling came on the day that Purdue's patent on the old, crushable, and widely abused version of the drug was set to expire, Courier-Journal reports.

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