Painkillers

Massachusetts painkiller ban overruled

A District Court says Massachusetts cannot ban opioid painkiller Zohydro.

Massachusetts bans Zohydro

The Bay State is saying no to the controversial prescription painkiller.

Senator seeks anti-Zohydro legislation

West Virginia's Joe Manchin has sponsored a bill to push pain medication Zohydro off the FDA's approval list.

Possible Zohydro competitor surfaces

Possible Zohydro competitor surfaces

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A rival's late-stage trial results suggest the pain med may have a short market life. The key: an FDA division head's documented willingness to overturn the approval should another pain option surface.

Doctors, not friends, source of many opioids

A study says that more opioid abusers get their medications via prescription than they do second-hand.

State database cuts pain overprescribing

New York's health commissioner says its painkiller prescription database has cut painkiller doctor shopping by 75%.

Judge: Teva not liable for Oxycontin patent violation

Purdue Pharma says it will appeal.

CVS joins prescription crackdown

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The drugstore chain says it has cut off over-prescribers of tightly controlled medications.

J&J painkiller probe expands scrutiny of industry marketing

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HHS is looking into how J&J marketed opioid painkiller Nucynta, adding to the firm's list of investigations and those of the industry as a whole.

Actavis gets go-ahead to expand generic painkiller portfolio

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The drug maker can now add five new doses to its generic Opana ER offerings.

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