new long-acting oral form of morphine sulfate called Avinza

You'll see a new long-acting oral form of morphine sulfate called Avinza...from Elan and Ligand Pharmaceuticals.

Avinza is an extended-release morphine sulfate capsule... for moderate to severe pain requiring continuous therapy for an extended period of time.

It will compete with other oral sustained-release opioids... OxyContin, MS Contin, Kadian, Oramorph SR.

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