Tag Archives: Opioid

Medical News Today: How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

With the opioid crisis in the spotlight, scientists are searching for new ways to tackle pain. One group has turned its attention to a lethal toxin that occurs naturally in some marine creatures. The latest study in rats provides encouraging results. A number of marine animals contain tetrodotoxin, including the blue-ringed octopus. Opioids are a… Read More »

J&J’s greed helped fuel U.S. opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial

NORMAN, Okla. (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, the state of Oklahoma alleged at the start of the first trial to result from lawsuits over the drug crisis. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, who filed the… Read More »

Oxycontin maker snipes back at New York AG: No drugmaker fought opioid abuse harder

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pushed back on Thursday against the New York attorney general’s claims that the firm and rival drugmakers ignited a deadly opioid epidemic through the deceptive promotion of prescription painkillers. “No pharmaceutical manufacturer has done more to address the opioid addiction crisis than Purdue, and we continue to work closely… Read More »