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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

By Brent McCluskey

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller. MORE  

FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

By John Lavitt

A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed. MORE  

New 'Abuse-Resistant' Painkiller May Torpedo Zohydro

By Paul Gaita

The news of Purdue Pharma's intention to rival Zohydro has caused the drug's maker, Zogenix, to see its stock drop by more than 20 percent. MORE  

OxyContin Study Recruits Children

By Hunter R. Slaton

A clinical trial would test the powerful painkiller on children ages six to 16—and possibly grant its manufacturer a patent extension. MORE  

Purdue Pharma Tries to Block Oxy Revelations

By Jed Bickman

The manufacturers of OxyContin react to the threat of disclosures that might prove they lied (again) about their addictive drug. MORE  

Did Big Pharma Knowingly Conceal the Dangers of Oxycontin?

By Jed Bickman

Kentucky thinks so. The state is filing a billion-dollar lawsuit against Purdue, alleging that it actively suppressed data about the drug's addictive nature. MORE  

Undone by Oxycontin, A Small Town Goes To War

By Walter Armstrong

Portsmouth, Ohio is on the front-line of America's epic struggle with oxycodone. But citizens are taking desperate measures to turn back a killer tide of painkillers and pill mills. MORE  

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