Biotech Hits 11-Year High On Potential To Dethrone Oxycodone – Investor’s Business Daily

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) stock soared more than 40% to an 11-year high Monday after unveiling strong data for a pain-relief pill that could be an alternative to the potentially addictive oxycodone.

In a phase three study of 600 patients, Nektar’s drug, known as NKTR-181, significantly improved chronic low back pain vs. a placebo in patients never treated with an opioid. The trial (more…)

‘Give Me The Oxycodone And No One Gets Hurt’: Cops Seek Man Who Tried To Rob CVS -…

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A man apparently desperate for Oxycodone tried to rob a Queens pharmacy on Thursday, and now police are hoping that the public can help identify him.

The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m. on March 16 at the CVS Pharmacy at 72-09 Northern Boulevard. According to the authorities, the suspect walked into the store, walked to the service counter and gave a note (more…)

Will Banning Oxycodone for Young Patients Roll Back the Opioid Crisis? – The Chronicle of…

One California state senator thinks it might. Pain patients and researchers? Not so much.

When Anne Fuqua was a teenager she came down with a rare neurological disorder that caused her muscles to involuntarily twist, contort and spasm. She compared the ache to having a perpetual Charley horse. At 14 years old, her only reprieve from constant cramping came in the form (more…)