Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff OppositionA bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.
5 Charged With Running Huge Prescription Drug SchemeFive people have been charged with illegally selling vast quantities of prescription drugs — including the cough syrup nicknamed "purple drank" — and shipping some from Texas to Southern California.
FDA Lowering Acetaminophen Amounts In Rx PainkillersFederal health regulators are limiting the amount of acetaminophen in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.

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