August 21, 2014

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McConnell applauds FDA decision on generic meds

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg personally called him regarding her decision to withdraw for sale the original, crushable version of OxyContin for safety or effectiveness reasons, as McConnell requested. This decision will prevent a crushable generic version of OxyContin from coming to the market without an abuse deterrent formulation. During this conversation, commissioner Hamburg also shared with senator McConnell that FDA approved the reformulated, non-crushable OxyContin as abuse-deterrent.