The new U.S. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hit the ground running with an all-staff meeting at the regulatory agency to lay out his priorities and goals.

A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of engaging in fraudulent marketing that played down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic.

President Trump, hoping to take on the opioid epidemic sweeping parts of America, tapped U.S. Rep. Tom Marino to head up the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Mallinckrodt Plc agreed to pay $35 million to resolve U.S. probes into its monitoring and reporting of suspicious orders of controlled substances.