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Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of prescription opioid painkillers entered its final phase Thursday.
As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale.
The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of government lawsuits.
The Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department installed what is believed to be the first Naloxbox in Clark County, a publicly accessible box that contains naloxone kits.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Hikma Pharmaceuticals’ Kloxxado, a spray containing eight milligrams of naloxone.
Doctors who prescribe opioid-based drugs to also include a prescription for an antidote.
A new program launched by Eagle County Paramedic Services in partnership with Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Vail Health hopes to prevent opioid overdoses and death with the use of naloxone in the home.
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