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FDA approves tamper-resistant reformulation of Zohydro in continuing battle against opioid abuse

The FDA approved a reformulated version of Zogenix's painkilling Zohydro ER designed to be abuse resistant, marking another step in the battle against opioid abuse and another chapter in a long-running battle over the controversial and potentially addictive medication.

New Zohydro formula gets FDA's blessing, but abuse-deterrent label has to wait

Since its FDA approval, the all-hydrocodone painkiller Zohydro has sparked outrage from officials and advocates trying to fight the tsunami of opioid addiction. But with its new Zohydro formula now approved, Zogenix is hoping it can put out the fire.

Zogenix races to FDA with abuse-deterrent version of maligned pain pill Zohydro

Ever since the FDA approved Zogenix's all-hydrocodone painkiller Zohydro last year, both the agency and the company have faced a storm of criticism. The powerful pill, without tamper-resistant features, was destined to be abused, they claimed.

Hamburg called on to resign for FDA's approval of Zohydro

The FDA approved opioid painkiller Zohydro nearly a year ago as a med to provide relief for those with chronic pain. But the drug has been nothing but 11 months of aggravation for the agency and its leader, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, who is now being called on to resign by organized anti-addiction groups who say the FDA has contributed to an epidemic of abuse in the country.

Governors to HHS secretary: Nix that FDA nod for controversial painkiller Zohydro

Count five U.S. governors among the lobbyists for a turnabout on the powerful painkiller Zohydro. The New England politicians wrote Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell last week, urging her to yank the drug's FDA approval.

Zogenix seeks partner, steers Zohydro marketing away from weak New England

Marketing can be a bit like dating. If you're not getting results with one target, then it's best to focus on someone else. That's exactly what Zogenix is doing, by tweaking its Zohydro launch strategy.

Zogenix puts Zohydro 2.0 into high gear, aiming to beat Purdue, Teva

Zogenix knows it needs to step on the gas. If the company doesn't develop an abuse-resistant version of its controversial-and-powerful painkiller Zohydro--and quickly--another drugmaker will speed past.

Facing threats from Purdue, Teva and Pfizer, Zogenix puts Zohydro follow-up into high gear

Zogenix knows it needs to step on the gas. If the company doesn't develop an abuse-resistant version of its controversial-and-powerful painkiller Zohydro--and quickly--another drugmaker will speed past. And that could put Zohydro out of the race completely.

Teva, Purdue and Pfizer line up data for new round of powerful painkillers

Zogenix is facing some staunch opposition to its powerful new pain drug, Zohydro. Soon it could be facing some serious competition as well.

Amid Zohydro controversy, Teva, Purdue and Pfizer race ahead with new pain drugs

Teva announced that its abuse-resistant version of extended-release hydrocodone--the opioid CEP-33237--aced a pivotal Phase III. Unsurprisingly, the pain drug beat out a placebo in the chronic back pain study, which sets the stage for a new drug application for later in the year. Purdue Pharma, meanwhile, has already raced to the FDA with its own tamper-resistant version of hydrocodone.