Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Addicts respond to incentives

Great post from

I always get excited when people surprise me by acting against their self interest.  In this case, when Purdue Pharma replaced their OxyContin drug with a new, anti-abuse version that was more difficult to turn into an injectable, demand fell precipitously.

The addicts whose demand fell were aided and abetted by about 40% of physicians, who switched patients to more easily abused opiates.

BRAVO to Purdue Pharma!


  1. Did prices differ?
    Did anything else change circa August 2010 that may have affected behavior? When was Tramadol introduced?

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