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…)

Fairfield Doctor Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone – NBC Connecticut

Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever. Oxycodone has a high abuse potential and is prescribed for moderate to high pain relief associated with injuries, bursitis, dislocation, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, and lower back and cancer pain. OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Tylox are trade name oxycodone products. 7/18/2009

A Fairfield physician was sentenced to two years of (more…)

Intellipharmaceutics Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of NDA for Rexista™ (oxycodone…

TORONTO, Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (IPCI) (TSX:I) (“Intellipharmaceutics” or the “Company”), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA“) has accepted for filing the Company’s previously-announced New Drug Application (“NDA”) seeking authorization to market (more…)