January 7, 2014

Mylan has launched a generic version of a drug made by Pfizer for treating bladder problems, the company said Tuesday.

November 26, 2013

QRxPharma has resubmitted its regulatory approval application for an opioid painkiller for which it has sought Food and Drug Administration approval since 2011, the company said Tuesday.

November 13, 2013

As cold and flu season kicks into high gear, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Tuesday issued a nationwide safety message urging consumers to double-check their medicine labels so they don’t double-up on medicines that contain acetaminophen when treating winter illnesses.

November 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan for treating overactive bladder, according to agency records.

November 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable painkiller made by Becton, Dickinson and Co., the medical products manufacturer said Monday.

November 4, 2013

Perrigo on Friday initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid.

October 29, 2013

Actavis had sales of $2.01 billion in third quarter 2013, a 57% increase over the same period last year, the drug maker said Tuesday.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the agency said Friday.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to recommend stronger regulations for a commonly used opioid painkiller.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to officially recommend that products containing 15 mg or less of the opioid painkiller hydrocodone be rescheduled as Schedule II controlled substances, from the current Schedule III classification. While the idea is to combat abuse and misuse of the drugs, pharmacy groups say the rescheduling would make them harder to obtain for patients who legitimately need them.

The desire to combat abuse and misuse of prescription drugs — now a worse problem in the United States than cocaine or heroin — is laudable, but unlike those two drugs, hydrocodone has a legitimate use as a painkiller, and it's the people who are using it properly and legally who will end up losing.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pain drug made by Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Iroko said.

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.

October 10, 2013

Such iconic pain relief brands as McNeil Consumer’s Tylenol and Motrin, and Novartis’ Excedrin, have made their way back to the shelf this fall following a recall-driven hiatus. And the sales have already started to accumulate.

October 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for hot flashes and the prevention of osteoporosis, the agency said.

October 3, 2013

A patient may be able to eat all of the ice cream he wants after having his tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say he doesn't necessarily need a prescription to reduce post-operative pain — an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective.

September 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage strength for a chronic pain patch made by Purdue Pharma, the drug maker said Tuesday.

September 19, 2013

Prestige Brands released PediaCare Single Dose Acetaminophen Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever — the only pre-measured acetaminophen in individual, squeezable packets perfect for anytime dosing, according to the company.

September 16, 2013

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition last week issued their annual call for consumers to "Double Check, Don't Double Up" their cold medicines for acetaminophen content in an effort to avoid accidental overdose.

September 13, 2013

Actavis has launched a generic version of an extended-release opioid painkiller, the company said.

September 13, 2013

Companies that make long-acting opioid painkillers will be required to conduct studies to assess their safety, while use of the drugs will be restricted, under new requirements from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 3, 2013

A new opioid painkiller drug made by Upsher-Smith Labs will become available on Wednesday, the drug maker said.

July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

July 17, 2013

New, abuse-deterrent formulations of two opioid painkillers have not necessarily reduced doctors' unease with prescribing them, according to a new study.

July 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic opioid painkiller made by Actavis, the drug maker said.