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    rjbeck77 posted:
    This is a letter from Purdue Pharma.

    October 4, 2010

    Dear Healthcare Professional:
    On April 5, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Purdue Pharma
    New Drug Application for a reformulation of 80mg OxyContin
    ® (oxycodone hydrochloride
    controlled-release) Tablets. Purdue elected to reformulate OxyContin to be bioequivalent to
    the original formulation and in an effort to make the tablet more difficult to manipulate for
    the purpose of intentional misuse and abuse, however, there is no evidence that the
    reformulation of OxyContin is less subject to misuse, abuse, diversion, overdose, or addiction.
    Since introducing reformulated OxyContin to the market on August 9, 2010, Purdue has
    received reports that some patients are encountering diffi culties with swallowing
    the reformulated tablet. Purdue encourages you to counsel your patients on
    appropriately taking this medication and to remind them that:
    "022 OxyContin Tablets should be taken one tablet at a time, with enough water to
    ensure complete swallowing immediately after placing in the mouth
    "022 Multiple tablets should not be swallowed together
    "022 Tablets should not be dampened, soaked, licked, or otherwise wet prior to
    placing them in the mouth for immediate swallowing

    Regards RB

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