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Combatting The Opioid Crisis At Its Source
Health & Wellness  (tags: opioid, civil law suit, oxycontin, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Cherokee Nation, fines, pharmacy, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart )

- 210 days ago -
Companies have paid tens of millions of dollars in fines, but have failed to meaningfully address their roles in the crisis as they treat fines as the cost of doing business. The Cherokee Nation is taking matters into our own hands with a civil lawsuit
Will Generics Ban Make OxyContin Safer, Or Just More Profitable?
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug abuse, Oxycontin, opioids, pharmaceuticals )

- 1798 days ago -
OxyContin's long-acting formulation makes it popular but also prone to abuse. Banning cheaper, generic forms of a dangerous drug sounds like a worthy idea.
OxyContin Being Tested in Kids As Young as 6
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, children, protection, Oxycontin, addictive, study, warning, abuse, drugs, research, safety, medicine, risks )

- 2087 days ago -
The maker of the powerful pain drug OxyContin is beginning to test the medicine in children, hoping to secure an extra six months of protection for the drug's patent, which is set to expire in 2013.
The Maker of the Powerful Painkiller OxyContin --Pleaded Guilty Thursday to Misleading the Public
Health & Wellness  (tags: maker, of, the, powerful, painkiller, OxyContin )

- 3969 days ago -
ROANOKE, Va. - The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

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