September 11, 2014

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. earlier this week resumed shipping dexmedetomidine hydrochloride (HCl) injection, EQ 100 mcg base/mL, the generic form of Hospira's Precedex injection. 

September 8, 2014

Mylan is now free to resume distribution of its generic Precedex product (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection) to customers, effective immediately. 

October 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring Johnson & Johnson to use long-lasting ink in the labeling and dosage strength of an opioid painkiller patch it markets in order to make it easier to see.

July 8, 2013

Nearly 30 children have been accidentally poisoned by opioid painkiller patches since 1997, according to the Food and Drug Administration, prompting the agency to issue disposal guidelines.

August 23, 2012

A drug maker that specializes in pain medications started the third late-stage trial of a drug for treating pain in patients who have undergone certain surgeries.

February 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a painkiller delivered through a skin patch made by Mallinckrodt, the generic drug maker said Friday.

October 25, 2010

Actavis last week recalled 18 lots of its patches designed to treat persistent, moderate to...