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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor found guilty of bribing doctors

May 3, 2019
Medical Communications Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, Subsys, fentanyl, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

The founder of opioid drugmaker Insys Therapeutics has been found guilty of bribing doctors in order to persuade them to …


Former pharma wholesaler execs face criminal charges over opioid crisis

April 24, 2019
Research and Development Litigation, RDC, Rochester Drug Cooperative, opioid crisis, opioids

Laurence Doud III, the former CEO of New York-based Rochester Drug Co-operative (RDC) – one of the largest drug distributors …


Opioid crisis cost US government nearly $38 billion in lost taxes

April 11, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development US, government, opioid crisis, opioids, public health, tax revenue

The opioid epidemic may have cost US state and federal governments as much as $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue, …


Indivior shares fall by 70% after allegations of fraud

April 10, 2019
Research and Development Virginia, indivior, opioid crisis, opioids, suboxone

Shares in London-listed Indivior plummeted this morning after US Federal prosecutors said the British drugmaker had deceived doctors as to …


Sacklers file motion to throw lawsuit out of court

April 5, 2019
Medical Communications Massachusetts, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, opioid crisis, opioids, sackler

Members of the Sackler family have asked a judge to throw a lawsuit – filed by Massachusetts attorney general Maura …


Sacklers fraudulently transferred funds to dodge litigation, lawsuit says

March 29, 2019
Medical Communications Litigation, New York, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, Sackelr, opioids

New York state prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against members of the Sackler family, alleging the Purdue Pharma controllers fraudulently …


Specialists petition FDA over opioid approval process

March 22, 2019
Medical Communications FDA, approval process, opioid crisis, opioids, painkillers

FDA officials have called on the federal agency to halt the approval of new narcotic painkillers. Dr Sidney Wolfe, a …

NICE to set out new opioid prescription guidelines for GPs

March 18, 2019
Sales and Marketing GPs, NICE, addiction, addictive drugs, opioids, prescription drugs, withdrawal

NICE is set to develop new guidelines for GPs and healthcare professionals setting out rules for doctors regarding opioids and …


Purdue Pharma vow not to profit from fast tracked opioid overdose antidote

March 18, 2019
Sales and Marketing FDA, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, nalmefene hydrochloride, opioids

The FDA has granted OxyContin drugmaker Purdue Pharma, fast track designation for opioid overdose antidote nalmefene hydrochloride (HCl) injection. However, …


Reformulated OxyContin led to spike in Hepatitis C infections

February 5, 2019
Manufacturing and Production OxyContin, USA, hepatitis C, heroin, infectious diseases, opioids

Efforts to create an “abuse deterrent” OxyContin pill inadvertently led to an increase in the number of Hepatitis C infections, …


Purdue Pharma sought to expand into opioid addiction treatments while using McKinsey to counter “emotional messages”

January 31, 2019
Business Services, Medical Communications Massachusetts, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, US, USA, opioids

OxyContin drugmaker Purdue Pharma explored expanding into the market for opioid addiction treatments, according to passages from court documents that …


Opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma inks deal with Alivio over non-opioid inflammation drug

January 29, 2019
Manufacturing and Production Alivio, Purdue Pharma, health, inflammation, opioids

Opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma has entered into an agreement with inflammatory disease specialist Alivio Therapeutics for the development of the …


Head of opioid advisory panel criticises FDA for complacency in ongoing crisis

January 28, 2019
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Dsuvia, FDA, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

The opioid crisis continues to be a top healthcare concern in the US, but the head of the FDA’s Anesthetic …

FDA rejects Mallinckrodt’s abuse-deterrent version of opioid painkiller Roxicodone

December 12, 2018
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing FDA, Mallinckrodt, Roxicodone, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

Mallinckrodt has hit a snag in its quest to bring an abuse-deterrent version of Roxicodone (oxycodone hydrochloride) to market in …


FDA approves first prescription mobile app for opioid use disorder, courtesy of Sandoz and Pear Therapeutics

December 11, 2018
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing FDA, Novartis, Pear Therapeutics, app, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids, pharma, reSET-o

A digital therapeutic launched by Pear Therapeutics and Novartis’ generics and biosimilars division Sandoz has become the first FDA-approved app …

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