Reformulated OxyContin to hit pharmacies tomorrow

Pharmacies will start receiving supplies of Mundipharma’s reformulated OxyContin (oxycondone) tablets from tomorrow – 1 April 2014.

The reformulated tablets have been designed to be “harder to manipulate”, in a bid to prevent the diversion of the prescription opioid.

While the new formulation of the tablets is expected to reap savings for the taxpayer, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has warned pharmacists to be vigilant, with a surge in