FDA regulators approved the drug for daily, round-the-clock pain that does not respond to other medications. The FDA notes that Targiniq can still be abused by simply swallowing the tablets, the most frequent method of painkiller abuse. The FDA has been under intense public pressure to combat the national epidemic of prescription opioid abuse.» Read More
The Washington man fired for buying legal marijuana has been offered his job back. But he's pondering his options.
Mike Boyer, the tie-dye guy who waited almost 20 hours to be the first in WA to buy legal pot, has his job back. NBC News reports.
The tie-dye donning guy from TV who waited almost 20 hours to buy legal pot in Washington was fired from his job for smoking weed.
Brooklyn's DA announced his office wouldn't prosecute possession of up to two ounces of weed, pending aggravating factors. NYT reports.
CNBC's Scott Cohn follows up on his investigation into the high cost of prescription drugs and reports how consumers can protect themselves from getting fake medicine.
Scientists say if no action is taken during California's extreme drought, there could be dire and irreversible consequences for wildlife.
July 7- Endo International Plc and BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said their experimental pain drug was found effective in a second late-stage trial, taking the drug a step closer to a marketing approval.
While there are weaknesses in the alternative market of prescription drugs, the risks are not always as serious as some claim.
Internet drugstores and their facilitators may claim to be safe, low-cost alternatives to pharmacies. But consumers need to be cautious.
The largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is cutting back on compounded medications, saying most are ineffective or overpriced.
Hedge fund Paulson & Co has amassed a large stake in Allergan and is supportive of a deal between the Botox maker and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Legalizing recreational drugs won't produce the desired effects, Pope Francis told a drug enforcement conference. NBC News reports.
New York leaders have reached an agreement to legalize medical marijuana in New York.
As the global population ages, some see investment opportunities in somewhat ghoulish bets the rates of cancer and other illnesses will rise.
CNBC's Andrea Day looks into the FBI's investigation of the Los Zetas drug cartel, which used horse racing to launder money.
Orexigen Therapeutics said the FDA delayed a decision on its obesity drug by three months, sending the company's shares down about 19 percent.
But Merck chief Kenneth Frazier also said the government needs to modify its high corporate tax code to level the playing field for American companies.
June 3- The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against five large narcotics makers alleging they contributed to the country's prescription drug epidemic by deceptively promoting their painkillers.
Chicago filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of concealing the risks associated with certain painkillers.
Patients can try new once-a-day tablets that dissolve quickly under the tongue and raise tolerance to grass or ragweed pollen, much like the shots.