Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 05, 2018
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001005201  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   63,939,066
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3