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This page shows the latest Opioid drug news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

Trevena gets second go at FDA approval for pain drug

Trevena gets second go at FDA approval for pain drug

The FDA has set a date of 7 August to complete its review of the marketing application for the intravenously-administered drug, a mu-opioid receptor agonist which is billed as ... the risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal side effects seen with other

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  • Mallinckrodt reaches tentative $1.6bn opioid settlement Mallinckrodt reaches tentative $1.6bn opioid settlement

    Mallinckrodt’s speciality US generics business – which includes its opioid drug franchise – will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of the wide-scale agreement. ... We recognise the opioid crisis is a tremendously complex public

  • US states reject drug distributors’ opioid settlement US states reject drug distributors’ opioid settlement

    At least 21 US states have rejected an $18bn proposal by the ‘big three’ pharma wholesalers to settle opioid litigation, according to a Wall Street Journal report. ... to negotiating a deal that would “provide relief to communities impacted by the

  • FDA committee rejects Intellipharmaceutics’ opioid drug Aximris FDA committee rejects Intellipharmaceutics’ opioid drug Aximris

    Verdict closely follows rejection of Nektar’s opioid analgesic. The FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Committee has rejected yet another opioid drug – this time Intellipharmaceutics’ extended-release oxycodone tablet Aximiris. . ... Oxycodone is

  • Nektar’s opioid analgesic slammed with FDA panel rejection Nektar’s opioid analgesic slammed with FDA panel rejection

    Panelists unanimously rejected use of the chronic back pain drug. Nektar Therapeutics has been hit with a unanimous FDA panel rejection of its opioid painkiller, over concerns of drug abuse and ... The application for the drug – NKTR-181 – was

  • MD Anderson exec Stephen Hahn to be nominated FDA commissioner MD Anderson exec Stephen Hahn to be nominated FDA commissioner

    During his time leading the FDA, Sharpless has driven progress on a number of core issues including lowering drug prices and tackling the epidemic of youth use of tobacco products. ... If he does become the agency’s next leader, he will have his hands

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  • As the opioid crisis grabs the headlines, the search for safe treatments continues As the opioid crisis grabs the headlines, the search for safe treatments continues

    Tackling the global crisis of addiction is not a labour for the faint-hearted. Rising levels of drug use are barbed with the complexities of opioid dependence and wreathed with the ... It is hardly the easiest climate in which to market an opioid-based

  • Drug launches to watch in 2019 Drug launches to watch in 2019

    CAM2038 is an injectable solution that slowly releases buprenorphine – the most common drug used to treat opioid addiction – into the body, eliminating the need for daily dosages as well as the ... Compared with a similar treatment marketed by

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  • "Legal highs" ruling leaves illegal labs laughing

    Our agency was responsible for the EU launch of OxyContin and the first sublingual formulation of fentanyl, a powerful opioid that is abused by many drug addicts. ... We have also pitched for agents designed to treat opioid overdose and alcohol abuse.  .

  • How digital content is helping physicians curb the opioid abuse epidemic

    using their state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database before prescribing opioids to a patient. ... After all, having physicians more frequently access these state PMDPs at the point of prescription can go a long way to preventing

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