Opioids

Opioids

New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products.

The US Justice Department has joined several lawsuits against 2 companies, alleging that the drugmakers improperly marketed the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone).

Researchers examined the effect low-dose ketamine had on acute pain in the emergency room compared with opioids. 

Use of prescription opioids remains high in the US, despite public health efforts and growing awareness of risks for abuse and overdose, a new study suggests.

A US court has expedited a generic rival's appeal against a preliminary injunction that blocked the sale of a copycat version of the opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone Film (buprenorphine and naloxone).

Although many partners within the healthcare field, bureaucratic agencies and others have stepped up to assist with this nationwide crises, there are a number of individuals who continue to ignore the issue and again are not held accountable for the decisions they make in creating this national tragedy.

Researchers have examined a potential alternative to opioids for the treatment of acute pain in emergency departments. 

There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to recent findings. 

Researchers recently examined the number of opioid prescriptions among patients scheduled to undergo surgery. 

The rate of prescription opioids that were sold across the country declined in 2017 compared to the year prior, according to a new report.