Thursday, July 14, 2005
Well Palladone's (extended release hydromorphone/dilaudid) release in the US is being suspended. It appears that if you take Palladone with alcohol, it becomes immediate-release and this, obviously, can be a problem. Purdue I'm sure is not too happy. On the other hand I'm not too sad. While I'm all for more options in controlled release oral opioids I have had a big problem with the name "Palladone." I just find names like Palladone Orwellian and uncomfortable. It's like the name of the drug is promising blissful relief. The antipsychotic "Abilify" annoys me in the same way.