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US FDA takes aim at unapproved oxy marketers; but why the wait?

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Executive Summary

Six years after the US FDA said it would take action against companies that market unapproved drugs in the US, regulators are now targeting firms illegally selling immediate-release oxycodone – a Schedule II controlled narcotic with a long history of misuse and abuse, so much so that it has been dubbed "hillbilly heroin" in some parts of the US.



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