Category: Opioid Developments

December 19, 2022
Fentanyl Vaccine in Development

This vaccine blocks fentanyl from entering the brain and triggering euphoric effect.

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May 15, 2022
FDA Considers Requiring Mail-Back Envelopes for Opioid Prescriptions

The public comment period is underway for this action, which could help with safer drug disposal.

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March 26, 2022
CDC to Update Opioid Guideline

Proposed changes are open to public comment until April 11th.

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January 4, 2021
The Department of Justice Sues Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis

Alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act could result in billions of dollars in penalties.

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October 6, 2020
Purdue, OxyContin Manufacturer, Loses Federal Case and Will Shut Down

The drug manufacturer is pleading guilty and paying out billions.

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February 5, 2020
An Opioid Snapshot for 2020

With a flurry of opioid developments lately, what does the big picture look like?

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November 1, 2019
The Economic Impact of Non-Medical Opioid Use

The Society of Actuaries published a report that claims the economic burden of the opioid epidemic was $631 billion from 2015-2018.

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September 3, 2019
Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 Million in Opioid Trial

An Oklahoma judge found the drug maker to be partially responsible for the harm of the opioid epidemic.

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August 2, 2019
WCRI Reports on Interstate Variation in Dispensing Opioids

While many states report fewer opioid prescriptions, MME levels vary more significantly by state.

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June 1, 2019
FDA Proposes Fixed-Quantity Blister Packaging for Certain Opioids

In a call for public comment, the FDA believes that reducing excess opioid supplies can lower opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose.

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