Video: FDA Bans Generics of Original OxyContin Formulation

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that they will not approve any generic versions of the original form of the widely abused painkiller OxyContin in an effort to deter abuse.

In April of 2010 the FDA approved Purdue Pharma's reformulated version of the drug that is resistant to chewing, crushing, breaking, or dissolving in water.

OxyContin is one of the most powerful and abused painkillers on the market. The original form can be snorted, injected, or smoked to produce a quick high.

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