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KemPharm, Inc. Receives Patent from the USPTO for Novel Pain Drug Candidate, KP201

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and …

Amid death, legitimate needs and corporate debate, FDA issues guidance on opioid painkillers

Trying to reduce the 15,000-plus annual deaths from inappropriate use of prescription opioid painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

3 Companies Aiming For The $1.2B Opioid Addiction Market

Prescription pain medication and illicit opiate based drugs are becoming easier than ever before to obtain, in fact about 9% of the population is …

Abuse-resistant OxyContin will be only version available: FDA

Three years after it approved a version of the opioid analgesic OxyContin designed to discourage the painkiller's abuse, the Food and Drug Administration has effectively barred the original form of the drug from ever reaching the legal U.S. market. The agency says it will approve no new …

Why Did Pain Therapeutics Increase Over 25%?

On April 30, 2013, shares of <b>Pain Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTIE)</b> rose over 25% after <b>Pfizer Inc</b><b>. (NYSE:PFE)</b> announced that it had met with the US Food …

FDA Painkiller Abuse Concerns Creating Opportunity For Pfizer

In case you haven't heard, pain medication abuse is getting pretty bad. In the U.S., deaths from prescription painkillers are outpacing those from …

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Actavis: Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Connections

One of the hotter items these days has been the development of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations, the success of a couple companies and the failure …

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