The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose.
Assembly Member Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, introduced legislation that would authorize a pharmacist to dispense the narcotic antagonist naloxone hydrochloride without a prescription in California.
The Food and Drug Administration has accepted Purdue Pharma's regulatory approval application for a new opioid drug, Purdue said Tuesday.
Actavis is hoping to become the first to market a generic version of a drug used to treat patients who have become dependent on opioid drugs, triggering a lawsuit from the branded drug's manufacturer.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals has started shipping a drug used to treat opioid dependence, the company said Tuesday.