Who makes Oxycontin?

Who manufactures the powerful painkiller Oxycontin?

asked 06 Jul '12, 11:34

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prescription-drugs

Prescription Drugs

Oxycontin, like all oxycodone-based medication, is available by prescription only.

opiates

Opiates

Oxycontin, and its active ingredient oxycodone, is a synthetic opioid used for severe, chronic pain management.

painkillers

Painkillers

The term "painkillers" is commonly used to describe powerful prescription pain relief medication.

oxycontin

Oxycontin

Oxycontin is a brand name oxycodone-based, time-release pain relief medication approved by the FDA in 1995.


Oxycontin was originally created and manufactured by Purdue Pharmaceuticals. Through an agreement with Purdue Pharma in 2005, Watson Pharmaceuticals became the exclusive United States manufacturer and distributor of generic Oxycontin.

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answered 10 Jul '12, 19:48

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Purdue Pharmaceuticals.

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answered 15 Aug '12, 16:18

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NOTE: Patents begin to expire in 2013. Generic Oxy soon to be available.

(15 Aug '12, 16:19) JFrank

Purdue Pharma.

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