Update On FDA Removal of Opioid Opana ER

Roni Shye
Roni Shye, PharmD BCGP BCACP, is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove their opioid pain medication Opana ER over concerns that the benefit of the medication may no longer outweigh its risks. You can read more about this request here

Endo Pharmaceuticals has officially responded to the FDA’s request. On July 6th, 2017, Endo said that they would comply with the removal request of Opana ER, and would work with the FDA to ensure that this does not cause a problem for patients currently taking Opana ER. Despite this removal, Endo Pharmaceuticals still believe in the safety and efficacy of Opana ER.

What do I do if I am currently taking Opana ER?

If you are currently taking Opana ER, contact your doctor or healthcare provider to determine what your next step should be. You can work with your care provider to find another medication to help treat your chronic pain.

When will Opana ER no longer be available?

At this time, there has not been a determined date for Opana ER removal. Stay tuned, and GoodRx will keep you updated.

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