Post Edited (Ssinss) : 1/14/2012 9:42:55 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 1/14/2012 9:52:02 PM (GMT-7)
While ENDO Pharmaceuticals has given a press release explaining their production problems, this does not fully explain the severe shortage of Oxycodone, as Purdue, KVK-Tech, Actavis, Caraco, Mallinckrodt, Xanodyne, Qualitest, and Glenmark are all manufacturers of Oxycodone, as best as I can determine from my initial research.
I would strongly encourage everyone who is suffering from either shortages of medication or the unconstitutionality of new pain laws to get inolved. Much of the information that is being touted by the DEA is seriously skewed and is a politically motivated "witch hunt." Do some research, learn the real facts, and get involved to help bring about needed changes!
Several links I have found to be useful:
The American Pain Foundation http://www.painfoundation.org/ click “Get Involved” and then select Leader Directory, and write to your state or regional leader.
Florida Pain News: http://www.flpainnews.com/ by Florida Society of Pain Management Providers. Very informative and accurate statistics.
Lawsuit against Florida Surgeon General: http://www.flspmp.com/PDFs/legal%20complaint%20amended%208Dec2010.pdf
American Society for Health Systems Pharmacists: http://www.ashp.org/DrugShortages/Current/
DEA Diversion Program Comments: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/comments.htm
DEA Quotas: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/quotas/2010/fr1220_2.htm
Reporting Drug Shortages to FDA: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm142398.htm
Endo Press Release: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=231492&p=irolnewsArticle&id=1645894&highlight=
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians: http://flsipp.org/index.html
Forum for discussing prescription drugs: http://www.prescriptiondrug-info.com/