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Articles Tagged with ''painkillers''

Merck to pay $8.5 million to settle Vioxx case in Pennsylvania

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. has agreed to pay $8.5 million to the state of Pennsylvania to settle allegations that it inappropriately marketed its painkiller Vioxx.
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FDA to tighten control on painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering measures to make prescription drugs more difficult to access in a move to prevent overdoses associated with painkillers like OxyContin and Opana, which killed 16,000 people in 2010 alone.
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