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Purdue's reformulated OxyContin gets US panel backing on second try

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Purdue Pharma's reformulated OxyContin (oxycodone extended-release) may be less susceptible to abuse and manipulation than the currently marketed version, but risk management plans and postmarketing studies will be critical to determining whether the formulation is actually safer, the US FDA's outside experts have said.

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