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Egalet's long-acting opioid painkiller Arymo wins FDA approval

January 9, 2017 5:42 PM
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it has approved Egalet Corp's long-acting opioid painkiller, Arymo ER.

The abuse of opioids — a class of drugs that include heroin and prescription painkillers — has long been a concern. An overdose can cause euphoric highs and even disrupt parts of the brain that control breathing.

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