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 29, 2011

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is hoping to become the first to market a 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.

January 27, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a pain drug that it previously had declined to approve.

January 13, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is capping the amount of the painkiller acetaminophen in prescription drugs due to the risk of liver toxicity, the agency said Thursday.

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.

October 24, 2010

Community pharmacists got a briefing about pharmacy security from a company that has learned a...

October 18, 2010

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

September 8, 2010

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

August 30, 2010

The U.S. drug market will present opportunities as well as uncertainties over the next decade,...

July 18, 2010

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

July 18, 2010

According to recent studies, anti-drug campaigns haven’t sunk in among a large and growing number...

June 17, 2010

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

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...

March 18, 2010

Drug companies had better take a close look at their portfolios and make sure they...