LegalView Reports FDA Delay of Drug That Might Prevent OxyContin Drug Abuse

LegalView informed readers of a new drug that would likely replace OxyContin and prevent the abuse commonly associated with consuming a prescription pain medication. The FDA has delayed the release of the drug requesting more information on it, but no additional clinical trials.

Denver, CO, December 26, 2008 --( LegalView, the best resource for everything and anything legal on the Web, recently reported on the potential release of a new drug Remoxy, which would likely prevent abuse of similar drugs such as OxyContin. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested additional information on Remoxy, from Pain Therapeutics, which led to increased delays of the drug to the market. The drug is expected to replace similar prescription pain medications such as OxyContin, which have caused heavy-dependence and addictions among a certain population of patients. OxyContin abuse has become an increasing problem with abusers getting "high" off the drug, however, developers of Remoxy tablets claim the drug could replace OxyContin and provide drug-abuse resistance among addicted consumers, according to Dec. 11 news reports from the Associated Press (AP).

OxyContin, from Purdue Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the FDA in 1995. The drug was considered a breakthrough in prescription pain medications because of its time-controlled method of releasing opioids to patients. However, throughout the years there has been a multitude of OxyContin side effects including the risk of addiction to the drug, overdose and even death. Individuals who have been severely affected by the dangers of OxyContin can locate OxyContin lawsuit information by consulting with an OxyContin attorney. Developing a potential OxyContin lawsuit may offer monetary relief to a victim of the drug's side effects who may have required hospitalizations following the drug's use.

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For example, mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers and dust. Once inhaled cancerous cells begin to form on the lining of the lungs and this occurs for 10 to 30 years in a dormant state until symptoms of the fatal cancer are finally revealed. However, by the time, the cancer is often not treatable and many victims are given no more than a year of life expectancy. For more information on this cancer, visit the mesothelioma information portal at

Both Singulair and Chantix are similar in that they have continually made controversial headlines for similar yet unintended side effects that include depression, behavioral disorders, mood disorders, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, as well as suicidal actions. Singulair is an allergy and asthma medication that is prescribed to both adults and children. In March, patients of Singulair began reporting the drug's dangerous side effects, which prompted an immediate FDA investigation, however, the drug remains on the market and is still available to adults and children as young as 12 months old.

Similar to this are the side effects associated with Chantix, which was released to the market in May 2006 and has since been prescribed to millions of Americans attempting to quit smoking. In November 2007, Chantix patients began reporting side effects that included suicidal behavior. Approximately 40 individuals were alleged to have commit suicide while consuming the drug. Individuals who have been affected by either of these drugs are encouraged to contact a pharmaceutical attorney about the development of a Chantix class action lawsuit or a Singulair lawsuit.

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Katie Kelley