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Oxycodone hydrochloride immediate-release analgesic for managing severe pain: abuse-deterrent formulations

Authors Kibbe AH, Franko TS, Shah VM

Received 18 December 2017

Accepted for publication 1 March 2018

Published 30 April 2018 Volume 2018:14 Pages 779—782


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Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

AH Kibbe,1 TS Franko,2 VM Shah2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA; 2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

Abstract: This paper is an expert opinion in response to the development of abuse-deterrent immediate-release tablets containing oxycodone HCl. There is a potential impact, both positive and negative, of this type of dosage form on patients, those suffering from the disease of addiction, health care providers, and the cost of health care.

Keywords: non-metabolizable polymer, opioids, risk/benefit, IV abuse, nasal abuse

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