Purdue releases opioid skin patch to treat pain

Just what we need: the inventors of OxyContin have devised a new way for people to take opioid painkillers. Last month, Purdue Pharma introduced the continual-release skin patch Butrans, according to this release. The active ingredient in the patch, buprenorphine, is commonly used to wean addicts off other opioid painkillers and can also be addictive.

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Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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