Category Archives: Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical Company Behind OxyContin Patents Treatment for Opioid Addiction

The pharmaceutical company responsible for flooding the United States with the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin has now patented a new drug to treat opioid addiction. Rhodes Technologies Inc. filed for a patent earlier this year for a new form of buprenorphine, a mild opioid marketed under the brand name Suboxone to treat addiction to stronger drugs. […]

Cannabis descheduling not one of pharma giant’s ‘core priorities’

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 5:17 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 5:31 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A pharmaceutical giant that once developed marijuana-based medicines won’t be advocating for the descheduling of cannabis anytime soon. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly & Co. opposes a shareholder proposal seeking Lilly to proclaim support of marijuana descheduling, according […]