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Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

Kentucky to Pony Up $32 Million for Drug Treatment

By Shawn Dwyer

The money comes from a settlement reached with Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. MORE  

Saudi Arabia Makes Unlikely Pairing With Drug Company Pfizer

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite their strict laws against drugs, the Saudis have said they need drugs to combat growing instances of chronic diseases. MORE  

ZOHYDROGATE: AND HERE COME THE ADDICTS

By John Lavitt

The FDA defied its own experts to approve a new prescription narcotic in a form almost certain to cause addiction and death from overdoses. The Fix investigates MORE  

Drugmaker Sued for Bribing Doctors With Hooters Visits

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharma company Novartis is accused of wining and dining doctors to increase sales. MORE  

The Seven "Most Exciting" Drugs of 2012

By McCarton Ackerman

Forbes magazine makes some interesting picks in a list of Rx drugs approved by the FDA last year. MORE  

Big Pharma Hopes to Make a Diet-Pill Killing

By Sarah Beller

New weight-loss drugs are about to hit the market. But fears about potential side effects remain. MORE  

Newtown Tragedy Spotlights Mental Health Needs

By Sarah Beller

But the pro-gun lobby claims psych meds are responsible for such tragedies. MORE  

Big Pharma's Hold on Drug Research Hides the Truth

By Sarah Beller

Drug companies' close involvement in trials of their own products means we can't trust the results, an investigation shows. MORE  

Reckitt Pulls Its Suboxone Tablets From the US Market

By Jennifer Matesa

The pharma giant says its decision is due to concerns over child safety—not a desire to promote its more profitable Suboxone films. MORE  

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