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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

8 months, 8 days ago
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. The…

Illegal drugs market ‘thriving’: UN

1 year, 3 months ago
VIENNA: The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment. "As the report... clearly…

Obama to sign bill to battle heroin addiction

2 years, 3 months ago
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will sign legislation passed by Congress aimed at combating a nationwide epidemic of heroin and other opioid addictions, the White House said on Wednesday.