Emergent BioSolutions will buy privately held Adapt Pharma, beefing up its portfolio with Narcan, the only FDA-approved needle-free emergency opioid overdose treatment.
New York state sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump called for a federal lawsuit against opioid companies and stiffer penalties for drug dealers, arguing that the government must take a strong approach to combat an opioid addiction epidemic.
Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report.
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.
Endo International received a grand jury subpoena from federal prosecutors in Miami seeking documents related to drugs it produces that contain oxymorphone.
France’s competition authority fined U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros ($29.6 million) after it ruled the company had deliberately slowed market access to generic copies of its painkiller Durogesic.
Montana sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, withdrawing from a multistate investigation by attorneys general into opioid manufacturers’ marketing practices and joining a growing list of states that have broken off to pursue individual lawsuits.