War on Drugs

FDA Blocks Generic Oxycontin

Addiction fears means nobody can have it unless they make changes


Federal health regulators will require generic versions of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin to include recent formulation changes designed to make the pill harder to abuse.

The Food and Drug Administration said late Tuesday it would not approve any generic versions of OxyContin based on the original formulation because it "poses an increased potential for certain types of abuse."

(Hat tip to Reason commenter John)