The opioid overdose reversal drug Opvee lasts longer

More than four months after the Food and Drug Administration approved the overdose reversal drug Opvee, manufacturer Indivior has begun shipping the life-saving drug to first responders and pharmacies. Opvee, the nasal spray version of the drug nalmefene, works by blocking opioid receptors in the brain to quickly reverse the effects of an overdose. Rescue … Read more

Rite Aid files for bankruptcy amid opioid lawsuits, rising debt

Rite Aid files for bankruptcy amid opioid lawsuits, rising debt

Comment on this storyComment Rite Aid filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday, dragged down by falling sales, years of debt and a series of lawsuits alleging that the pharmacy chain helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic. by illegally prescribing painkillers. The Philadelphia-based retailer is expected to close more stores as its Chapter 11 case unfolds … Read more