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OxyContin Manufacturer Receives Patent for Opioid Treatment Drug

Purdue Pharma (“Purdue”) has received a patent for a medication to treat opioid addiction, meaning the company’s former president stands to benefit financially from the opioid crisis. Purdue was granted a patent for a new version of the addiction treatment drug buprenorphine. The patent is for a wafer, which will dissolve a few seconds after … Continue reading “OxyContin Manufacturer Receives Patent for Opioid Treatment Drug”

Drug Overdose Victims as Organ Donors Boost Recipient Numbers

As the US remains held in the grip of the opioid crisis that continues to claim lives at an alarming rate, there are indications that the rising death toll is giving a second chance to some patients. Even though the number of organ transplants is increasing annually, there are not nearly enough organs available for … Continue reading “Drug Overdose Victims as Organ Donors Boost Recipient Numbers”