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
Pharma Purdue, the drugmaker behind OxyContin, marketed its medication so aggressively that it contributed to the opioid crisis. That’s according to a new lawsuit by the state of Montana.
Public Health December 6, 2017
The heroin epidemic in the United States reaches the highest level in 20 years. The 'alarming' increase could be linked to new laws that made it more difficult to abuse opioid prescription drugs such as oxycodone.
Public Health June 24, 2016
Purdue Pharma's painkiller drug OxyContin has been tagged as one of the reasons for the increase in opioid abuse among Americans in recent years. Find out how you can avoid falling victim to the debilitating effects of opioid addiction.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016
A new report suggests Purdue Pharma contributed to America's opioid epidemic. How does the drugmaker's 12-hour dosing prescription for painkiller OxyContin drive addiction?
Medicine May 7, 2016
The FDA will now require some opioids to have a label that features a warning that the prescription drug could be addictive and lead to addiction, overdose and death.
Life March 22, 2016
The FDA green-lighted the use of OxyContin after studies conducted by the drug's manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, showed it can be safely used for treating pain in patients between 11 and 16 years old.
Life August 15, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of OxyContin for pain management of kids aged 11 years old and up. According to the agency, the manufacturing pharmaceutical brand of the drug was able to show valuable data that proved the medicine's safety in pediatric patients if appropriately administered.
Life August 14, 2015
New formulation of controversial pain killer oxycodone has added ingredient meant to reduce abuse of drug. If crushed and snorted or injected, euphoric effect is muted.
Life July 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin. The pill is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
Life July 24, 2014