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    who takes Oxycontin

    If you do, my pharmacist informed me they are pulling the generic again. She could not tell me why, but we will have to take the name brand once again. To me, this is a double edged sword. The name brand lasts longer, but $10 versus $50
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    I thought they pulled the generic months ago. It was a big court battle for the patent of the drug delivery system in the pill. I have a friend who is a rep for the pharma company that makes oxycontin. I think it came down to the fact that the drug delivery system (some kind of wax matrix impregnated with oxycodone which slowly dissolves in the intestines) were not delivering the drug in an even fashion as the non generics do. I think I could tell this myself when I took generics which did not seem as good as original. So the FDA kept their patent alive. I was happy for my friend, the drug rep, who now didn't have to compete against his own drug. But your right, it is a double edged sword, it does cost more.

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