(NEW YORK) -- A pharmaceutical company has presented new data for an experimental drug that they say can reduce acute pain, raising the possibility of an alternative to addictive opioids.In a press release, Vertex says two studies showed that the new drug, VX-548, showed... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Drug overdose deaths involving both cocaine and opioids have spiked over the last decade, new federal data suggests.A new report published early Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers in Australia have found that for low back pain sufferers in their mid-40s, opioids don’t mitigate pain any better than a placebo. Among the study’s participants, the placebo gave slightly more positive results in helping manage pain.Close to 350 participants –... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A former Ohio doctor was convicted of overprescribing opioids despite knowing her patients were severely addicted, the Justice Department said Wednesday.Freeda Flynn was found guilty on eight counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, according to the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidelines for prescribing opioids for pain to include people who are suffering from short-term pain.During a briefing Thursday, the federal health agency said its new clinical practice recommendations are replacing guidelines from... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Teva Pharmaceuticals agreed Thursday to pay New York $523 million to settle claims stemming from the company’s role in the opioids crisis.It’s the largest settlement New York has reached with an individual opioid defendant and raises the total amount secured from... Read More.