June 28, 2012

A drug maker and a branch of the National Education Association have released a set of education resources designed to curb prescription drug abuse and misuse.

May 7, 2012

Drug maker Purdue Pharma has introduced a new educational resource for healthcare professionals designed to curb the abuse of prescription drugs, the company said Monday.

December 13, 2011

A new law in Washington state intended to curb accidental deaths related to opioid painkillers is having some adverse side effects, according to published reports.

November 8, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new way for fighting pharmacy crime, the drug maker said Tuesday.

November 4, 2011

In the classic “Arabian Nights” tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, the evil sorcerer who made Aladdin retrieve the lamp containing the genie attempts to get it back by tricking Aladdin’s wife into giving it to him by roaming through the streets offering to trade “new lamps for old.”


October 27, 2011

Mylan has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug designed to treat moderate to severe pain.

August 24, 2011


Dispensing narcotics and other highly abused prescription drugs, pharmacies have always been potential targets for robbery and burglary. But a series of violent crimes over the past year and a half have thrown a spotlight on the dangers faced by pharmacy workers and customers, and have galvanized public opinion for tougher laws.


July 20, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new website designed to combat abuse of prescription drugs, the company said Wednesday.

April 18, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association and Purdue Pharma announced the start of “Protect Your Pharmacy Week” — a reflection of the Protect Your Pharmacy Now! initiative that began in 2008 to encourage pharmacists to protect their stores, staff and patients against pharmacy crimes, including prescription drug robbery and thefts.

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.

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 26, 2010

Winc Design is launching its Charlie Banana brand of environmentally friendly cloth diapers and baby...

September 22, 2010

A crime prevention program developed by drug maker Purdue Pharma is launching a page on...

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

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

July 11, 2010

A major manufacturer of prescription painkillers often targeted by drug addicts is giving free ceiling...

July 5, 2010

Purdue Pharma has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its analgesic product...

June 17, 2010

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