Tag: OxyContin

Massachusetts Sues Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family For OxyContin Profiteering Amid Opioid Crisis

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for misleading doctors into prescribing excess OxyContin. Eight members of the Sackler family, the owner of Purdue, were named in the complaint.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Purdue Pharma Knew Oxycontin Was Being Abused Since The Late '90s

A document was leaked that Purdue Pharma knew Oxycontin was being abused by users since the late '90s. Apparently it didn't stop the drugmaker from continuing to aggressively market the drug.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma To Stop Agressive Marketing Of Opioids

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

Montana Sues OxyContin Manufacturer Purdue Over Its Contribution To The Opioid Crisis

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

Heroin Use In The US Reaches Highest Level in 20 Years: Experts Call Spike 'Alarming'

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

OxyContin's 12-Hour Dosing May Up Drug Abuse Risk: How To Recognize And Prevent Opioid Addiction

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

OxyContin 12-Hour Prescription May Have Helped Fuel America's Opioid Epidemic

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 Cracks Down On Drug Abuse, Requires Warning Labels On Opioids

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

FDA Approves OxyContin Use For Young Children: What Is OxyContin And Why Some Doctors Are Worried

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

Use Of OxyContin For Children 11 And Up Approved By The FDA

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

FDA approves oxycodone painkiller designed to prevent drug abuse

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

A pain killer you can't abuse? FDA has approved one

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

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