October 11, 2013

The global market for drugs to treat constipation resulting from use of opioid painkillers will increase more than tenfold by 2017, according to new research.

April 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for constipation related to use of opioid painkillers made by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug makers said.

August 30, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Progenics Pharmaceuticals and Salix Pharmaceuticals seeking an additional approval for a pain drug.

February 7, 2011

Salix Pharmaceuticals and Progenics Pharmaceuticals have entered a licensing agreement for a drug used to treat side effects of opioid use.