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Longer-lasting options to treat drug addiction

(AP) -- New treatments for addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers promise longer-lasting relief that may remove some day-to-day uncertainty of care: A once-a-month shot is now approved and a six-month implant is in ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Pfizer will buy King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6B

(AP) -- Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday it will buy a company specializing in pain drugs in a $3.6 billion deal meant to shore up the portfolio of the world's largest drug company.

Oct 12, 2010
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11 people charged in Detroit painkiller scam

(AP) -- A federal indictment in Detroit says the government unwittingly paid more than $480,000 to a phony health-care business that was a front for acquiring and selling powerful painkillers as far away as Alabama.

Jun 04, 2009
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