June 7, 2011

Generic drug maker Lannett said that the Food and Drug Administration has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date for one of Lannett's drugs.

May 25, 2011

Mylan has launched a generic version of an opioid painkiller, the company said Wednesday.

April 20, 2011

The Obama administration is looking to curb the growing national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, according to a plan unveiled Tuesday.

April 11, 2011

Another generic drug maker is seeking to market its version of a popular opioid painkiller.

March 9, 2011

Drug maker Purdue Pharma is giving a $1 million grant to the state of Florida to help fund the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, the company said Wednesday.

February 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review an application for a pain medication designed to thwart drug abusers.

December 20, 2010

Drug makers King Pharmaceuticals and Acura Pharmaceuticals have submitted a regulatory approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for an opioid pain reliever.

December 15, 2010

Drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals said it has filed a regulatory approval application for a generic painkiller, challenging the patent that covers the branded version.

November 2, 2010

The value of the market for specialty injectable drugs will top $90 billion by 2014,...

November 1, 2010

Strong generic sales helped Endo edge analyst expectations for the third quarter, the company noted....

October 18, 2010

Drug maker Purdue Pharma has donated $200,000 to the National Association of State Controlled Substances...

October 6, 2010

Watson Pharmaceuticals has settled a patent lawsuit with Endo Pharmaceuticals concerning an Endo prescription painkiller,...

October 4, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for cough and upper respiratory...

September 26, 2010

Hi-Tech Pharmacal will market a generic version of a drug used to treat opioid dependence,...

September 21, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to an opioid painkiller designed to...

September 8, 2010

Residents in North Carolina prescribed controlled substances could receive some attention from more than their...

August 8, 2010

Endo Pharmaceuticals will acquire Penwest Pharmaceuticals for $168 million, Penwest said Monday....

August 4, 2010

Generic drug maker Cornerstone Therapeutics has filed for approval of a treatment for cold symptoms,...

July 22, 2010

Note to the Food and Drug Administration from the chain pharmacy industry: when it comes...

July 18, 2010

A Johnson & Johnson pain drug produced fewer side effects in patients than oxycodone, according...

June 17, 2010

Emergency room visits due to abuse of prescription pain relievers more than doubled between 2004...

June 7, 2010

Endo Pharmaceuticals and Penwest Pharmaceuticals will grant Impax Labs a special license to sell a...

June 3, 2010

One-in-5 high school students have abused prescription drugs, according to a survey released Thursday by...

May 23, 2010

Most surveyed physicians who have prescribed a dual-acting opioid painkiller made by Johnson & Johnson...