NYU Langone to Drop Sackler Name from Biomedical Institute
NYU Langone to Drop Sackler Name from Biomedical Institute
The decision comes after Purdue Pharma, founded by the Sackler family, announced it would plead guilty to federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic.
NYU Langone to Drop Sackler Name from Biomedical Institute
NYU Langone to Drop Sackler Name from Biomedical Institute

The decision comes after Purdue Pharma, founded by the Sackler family, announced it would plead guilty to federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic.

The decision comes after Purdue Pharma, founded by the Sackler family, announced it would plead guilty to federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic.

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Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2019
Oklahoma dropped its lawsuit against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma in exchange for a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment in Tulsa.
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
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Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018
Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.
NIH Won’t Use Industry Money for Opioid Research Initiative
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Shawna Williams | Apr 19, 2018
The announcement comes after an agency working group recommends against an industry partnership on ethical grounds.
CDC Director Delivers Passionate Speech to Agency
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Jim Daley | Mar 30, 2018
Robert Redfield emphasized the importance of science and data in meeting with employees.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
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Diana Kwon | Feb 12, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
Prizes and Penalties
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Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2018
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Toward a Nonaddictive Opioid
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A newly discovered painkiller does not cause respiratory depression or addiction in mice and could be an alternative to frequently abused prescription medicines, researchers report.