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.
Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests.
The United States should take action to reduce demand for the drugs fueling its deadly opioid crisis, a top Chinese drug control official said.
Opioid drug abuse cost the U.S. economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report.
“As we continue to confront the staggering human and economic toll created by opioid abuse and addiction, we’re focused on taking actions that reduce the scope of new addiction by decreasing unnecessary exposure to opioids. …”