Purdue Pharma is looking for six year-old kids to take OxyContin
Makers of OxyContin Purdue Pharma are currently recruiting participants for a clinical study in the treatment of moderate and severe pain.
This are the eligibility standards that Purdue Pharma submitted on March of 2011:
Ages Eligible for Study: 6 Years to 16 Years
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria include:
• Male and female patients aged 6 to 16 years, inclusive, who are expected to require ongoing around-the-clock opioid treatment equivalent to at least 20-mg daily dose of oxycodone for at least 2 weeks for management of moderate to severe (based on the investigator’s judgment) malignant or nonmalignant pain.
• Patients must be opioid tolerant, ie, have been treated with opioids for at least the 5 consecutive days prior to dosing and …