Tag Archives: Opioid

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 »

Overprescribing Is a Key Component of the Opioid Crisis — Here’s How to Stop It

By DAVE CHASE  Today’s opioid crisis is one of the most dire side effects driven by our dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system. A recent JAMA Surgery report found that many surgeons prescribe four times more opioids than their patients use. This opens the door for misuse and abuse later on. In fact, the total combined cost… Read More »