The FDA has banned generics containing the original formulation of Oxycontin. Does that mean generic Percocet, which contains oxycodone, is also banned?
Since you revealed your state, I can tell you this, the FDA and the DEA have come down very hard on Florida! I've a best friend in that state and the ONLY pain med she has been offered (she's been in pain for around twenty? years) is methadone, which does nothing for her, so if your doc tries to get on methadone, move north! The DEA went after all the "pill mills" in your part of the country, closing them down, as you probably know, so if you get ANY type of pain med, count yourself as lucky indeed! It's truly a horrible situation for all Floridians!
Best wishes to you,
The DEA didnt ban Oxycontin or oxycodone. They stopped companies from releasing generics based on the old formula of Oxycontin that was made without tamper resistant technology. What they are saying is that no long acting generics will be allowed that dont have tamper resistant formulas. They will still make the tamper resistant formulation of Oxycontin and it doesnt affect any of the immediate release products so yes, Percocet will still be available in generic as will Roxicodone. (for now, who knows what will happen in the future) but for now, they are only blocking generics that were made like the old Oxycontin formula.
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