There has not been any mention of this occurring on another forum that I use. That forum, an international pharmaceutical one, usually knows what is going on in these topics.
In the United States, some of the States are significantly limiting the prescribing of oxycodone. Florida is the one leading the crusade on that one.
There has been some traffic in terms of availability though. There have been, and probably will be, some supply issues.
But, oxycodone is a very good and useful pain medication. It is doubtful that it would be totally removed from the market. However, Canada may go to the abuse deterrent type of OxyContin that the States did a year or so ago. But, again, have not heard if this is a absolute yet or not.
Rumors of oxycodone being taken off the market are rampant and frequent. Someone brings up the subject at least 3 or 4 times a month.
I have been prescribed the oxycodone 30mg for breakthrough pain for 3 years now. Morphine er for pain maintainence. I am not an addict, just severely broken up due to a car wreck that has left me in a wheelchair. I have had a prescription for my oxycodone since last month, cannot get it filled. The pharmacies here refuse to fill it, even the ones that have just a month before. Saying they do not have it. Funny though, the pharmacy down the street that said they do not carry it anymore was robbed at gunpoint three days after telling me this and the news said the young man got away with 3,000 pills of oxycondone 30mg, and he said during the robbery "sorry for doing this, its an epidemic, I'm sick and need my medicine"!