PainReform received FDA clearance to begin late-stage studies for a pain-relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics.

China’s drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of the synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance was blamed for fueling the U.S. opioid crisis.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for the treatment of opioid dependence.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to nine online networks operating a total of 53 websites to stop illegally marketing unapproved versions of opioid medications.

U.S. President Donald Trump \said his administration will be suing some drug companies as part of its fight against the opioid drug crisis, without giving more detail.

Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is slashing its sales force in half as the company changes the marketing strategy for the chronic pain pill OxyContin amid the opioid abuse crisis.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

Illegal shipments of the powerful and addictive opioid fentanyl are pouring into the United States by mail from China.