confusion now that patients need to switch from OxyContin to OxyNeo or another opioid

You'll see confusion now that patients need to switch from OxyContin to OxyNeo or another opioid.

OxyContin is being replaced with OxyNeo, a new tamper-resistant formulation. The tabs are harder to crush...and they form a gel when mixed with water to make it difficult for abusers to extract the drug.

Plus, many provinces are now limiting funding for controlled-release oxycodone for new patients to further reduce abuse. These provinces will cover it only for palliative or cancer patients.

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