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Op-Ed: Purdue Pharma opioid settlement big precedent for Big Pharma

Boston - A massive multi-billion dollar settlement by Purdue Pharma could be the beginning of the end for the ultra-obnoxious, irresponsible Big Pharma sector. In a range of ways, this settlement is a defining moment.

Purdue Pharma considers bankruptcy over OxyContin lawsuits

Purdue Pharma and a number of other drug manufacturers are facing thousands of lawsuits related to allegations that they contributed to the opioid crisis through bad marketing practices. Purdue is considering bankruptcy.

FDA approves powerful painkiller OxyContin for children

The Food and Drug Administration approved limited use of the often abused painkiller OxyContin in children as young as 11 years old, the agency announced Thursday.

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management.

Ontario Study: Opiates kills 1 in 8 young adults

A Canadian study led by Toronto-based scientist Tara Gomes reports that the increased use of opiate pain medications is responsible for 1 out of 8 deaths among young people in 2010.

Mayor of Hampton, Florida arrested on drug charges

Hampton - In case anyone is tempted to confuse the small Florida city with Canada's largest one, the Bradford County Sheriff was quick to point out, "This isn't Toronto."

Video: Tulsa dad on Oxycontin, locked naked toddler in dog cage

Tulsa - Police in Tulsa, say they have arrested a man after they found his 18-month-old daughter covered in feces and locked in a metal dog cage, his four-year-old daughter naked and crying outside on a cold day. A neighbor found the girl and called the police.

Addictive painkiller Oxycontin being tried out on kids

Purdue Pharma is using more than 150 children aged ages six to 16 in drug trials testing its powerful painkiller Oxycontin.

Forced OxyContin removal in Canada makes mass-crisis imminent

Forcing Oxycontin off pharmacy shelves will force in a public health disaster that authorities may not be prepared to handle, addiction experts warn.

Ex-'CSI' star Gary Dourdan charged with drug possession

Los Angeles - Former "CSI" actor Gary Dourdan had been caught with the addictive narcotic pain-killer Oxycontin last month. Authorities have charged him with felony possession of the opiate as well as for drug paraphernalia.

Pre-Schooler Finds Addictive Drugs in Her Pants

While Mike Phelps pleads forgiveness for marijuana, worse things can happen with drugs. Crooks on hard drugs can commit crimes. Toddlers can have addictive drugs in their clothing that eating might cause serious health problems.

Phoney Prescriptions Another Sign of Drug Problem

Some pharmacies in British Columbia have been the recipients of high quality forged prescriptions for narcotics.
 

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Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It is a narcotic analg...
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It is a narcotic analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain
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