Abuse-deterrent drug formulations

  • US 8,758,813 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2013
  • Issued: 06/24/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for the management of pain comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective pharmaceutical composition comprising solid microparticles, wherein the microparticles comprise:

  • a) an active agent,b) one or more fatty acids, andc) one or more carrier materials selected from the group consisting of waxes or wax-like substances and mixtures thereof;

    wherein the active agent comprises a fatty acid salt of oxycodone, and the one or more fatty acids are present in an amount ranging from 6.9 to 15 times the molar amount of the active agent.

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