Purdue Pharma announced that it has reduced its sales force with its decision to stop promoting its blockbuster drug Oxycontin to doctors. Will this have a significant impact on the opioid epidemic?
Medicine February 11, 2018
Philadelphia shook the entire country with its recent announcement. With a rising number of deaths due to opioid addiction, city officials proposed establishment of a facility that offers both clean needles and recovery.
Public Health January 25, 2018
A doctor has been indicted by the federal government for operating a "pill mill." He allegedly distributed millions of opioids, which led to five overdose deaths.
Public Health December 22, 2017
The FDA gave its approval to a once-a-month injectable treatment for patients recovering from opioid addiction. What's the monthly cost of Suboxone and what are its side effects?
Medicine December 2, 2017
Andy Beshear, the attorney general of Kentucky, is filing a lawsuit against Endo International PLC for allegedly deceiving people - through its marketing practices - about the safety of its product, Opana ER.
Medicine November 8, 2017
A recent study showed that managing ER pains is possible through a combination of simple painkillers. Rather than haphazardly prescribing opioids, doctors should first consider using non-prescription medications as the first line of treatment.
Medicine November 8, 2017
The city of Newark sued pharmaceutical companies for false marketing and advertising. According to the civil lawsuit, the companies committed fraud and created a public nuisance.
Public Health October 7, 2017
CVS Health is taking part in the war against the worsening opioid abuse epidemic in the United States. The drugstore chain revealed it will only allow seven-day supplies of opioids for certain prescriptions.
Public Health September 23, 2017
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that they will voluntarily be removing Opana ER from the market as per the FDA's request. Despite this move, the company still believes in Opana ER's safety and efficacy.
Medicine July 8, 2017
Two people were transporting drug evidence when fentanyl leaked through a box. The incident became a hazmat situation and prompted GBI's Crime Lab to modify current procedures for repackaging and returning drug evidence.
Public Health June 30, 2017
Amid the opioid epidemic, the FDA requested for a voluntary removal of an injectable prescription opioid painkiller. Just how exactly does a drug go from painkiller to an addictive drug?
Public Health June 10, 2017
Authorities warn the public about a new drug mix that could lead to more deaths in the opioid epidemic. Heroin and a drug used as elephant tranquilizer are just some of the dangerous components of gray death.
Public Health May 4, 2017
Cardinal Health, the Ohio-based pharmaceutical company, has agreed to pay $44 million as its settlement against the allegations of suspicious shipment of painkiller drugs. The company was charged with shipment of drug oxycodone from pharmacies of Washington State, New York, Maryland, and Florida.
Public Health December 26, 2016
The surplus of prescribed opioid pills that are left unused in the United States is one of the potential causes of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the country. Limiting opioid painkiller prescription and giving adequate information on the proper disposal of excess pills could help contain opioid abuse.
Public Health September 25, 2016