Will the FDA Approve Pfizer and Acura...

Will the FDA Approve Pfizer and Acura's Acurox?

There are 5 comments on the The Motley Fool story from Jun 16, 2011, titled Will the FDA Approve Pfizer and Acura's Acurox?. In it, The Motley Fool reports that:

Acura Pharmaceuticals and its partner Pfizer are due to hear from the Food and Drug Administration about the approvability of their abuse-resistant pain medication Acurox tomorrow.

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LORNA OSTROFF

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jun 17, 2011
That would be great a pain medication to help those with chronic pain. Drug addicts will not want it because it won't get them high. It is about time a med could be put on the market that is not addicting.

Since: Jan 11

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#2 Jun 17, 2011
Sounds like another miracle pain killer that will turn out not to be a miracle pain killer. Remember how doctors use to love to prescribe Darvocet? They thought it was safe. It was also used as a cop out drug when a doctor didn't want to prescribe a narcotic medication. Now as I understand it they are taking Darvocet off the market. Remember when they thought Stadol was a safe non addictive pain medication? We have had a lot of miracle pain meds that turned out not to be miracle pain meds. Give me a good opiate based pain med. It's tried & true & it works without fail. At least then I know what I'm dealing with & I know the potential dangers.

You can bet the anti drug movement will promote this drug even if it's crap. They will do anything even lie to keep people away from opiates. Remember their latest propaganda that pain medications can actually increase pain LOL. Who in their right minds would fall for that non sense?

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#3 Jun 21, 2011
Vipguy wrote:
Give me a good opiate based pain med. It's tried & true & it works without fail. At least then I know what I'm dealing with & I know the potential dangers.
You can bet the anti drug movement will promote this drug even if it's crap. They will do anything even lie to keep people away from opiates. Remember their latest propaganda that pain medications can actually increase pain LOL. Who in their right minds would fall for that non sense?
That is truly frightening. The government is so QUICK to fast-track dangerous drugs, but can't be held accountable when the real dangers come to light (phen-fen, celebrex, darvocet, etc.). I want a drug that's been on the market for 20+ years, that I can know and understand and has a proven track record that I can investigate and examine. Only then am I comfortable undertaking any risk as a result of taking that medication.

We'd have been better off all taking heroin for pain instead of darvocet. If I could be sure I wasn't getting some cut up bullshit or rat poison from that dealer on the street, know that would be my first choice of pain med, in a heartbeat.
LORNA OSTROFF

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Jun 21, 2011
oYu are right this new drug approved by the FDA has oxycodone in it how is it not addicting. I am always in chronic pain. I have tried every medication on the market. Not one even oxycontin kills all of my pain. I take Cymbalta for my brain to convince my body it has less pain. It seems like it my muscle pain will never end.

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#5 Jun 24, 2011
Lorna, the FDA/Pharmas are trying to regulate the intent of drug consumption. The thought is, if they make it more difficult to get high from, people will stop using it for that purpose, thus, stop getting addicted to it and dying from it.

The problem is they don't take into consideration the tenaciousness of addicts, and the power that addiction holds over a person. If someone wants to get high, and is willing to harm their body to do it, they will attempt every means possible, regardless of the binders, chemicals or other crap the Pharms mix with their drugs. All they're going to do is drive up the number of adverse experiences with the drug and/or encourage the abuse of illicit drugs as was the case prior to the wave of pill mills and easy access to related substances.

As far as the addiction potential of oxycodone and similar substances, that won't change. Everyone who takes these drugs for any length of time WILL become physically and/or psychologically dependent on them. EVERYONE. The difference is, again, the intent. When a person's drug use changes from pain relief, to getting high, THIS is where the shift from dependency to addiction is made. It's a complicated line to walk, and even more complicated to govern.

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