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Tufts University Latest Organization To Distance Itself From Sackler Family Following Opioid Crisis Fallout

Dec 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“Our students find it objectionable to walk into a building that says Sackler on it when they come in here to get their medical education,” said Dr. Harris A. Berman, the dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts won't return the money Sackler has donated over the years, but will instead set up an endowment to help combat the...
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Purdue Pharma CEO Might Be Granted $1.3M Bonus By Bankruptcy Judge In Midst Of Legal Battles Over Opioid Crisis

Dec 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
States involved in the opioid dispute with the company argued against the bonus. "Purdue should not award bonus payments to [CEO Craig Landau] before resolving the allegations that Landau committed deadly, illegal misconduct," they said. Purdue Pharma said maintaining its bonus program is essential to keep key employees on the...
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New York doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys

Dec 06, 2019 , Reuters
A New York doctor was convicted on Thursday of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced....
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Family’s Lawsuit Alleges Someone Among New Orleans’ Jail Staff Slipped Fatal Dose Of Fentanyl To Their Father

Dec 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
It wasn't the first time either, according to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Edward Patterson. The family of Jamal Crawford also sued the jail over his February 2017 cocaine overdose. Other news on the opioid epidemic is on a guilty plea for oversubscribing, a machine that detects fentanyl, dangerous substitutes, one state's reliance on Narcan, and early deception about OxyContin, as...
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Emails From Purdue Pharma Reveal Just How Aggressively Richard Sackler Pushed Back Against Addiction Warnings

Dec 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Following a years-long court battle, Stat obtained documents from the early days of the opioid crisis that reveal what was going on behind the scenes at OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma. Meanwhile, in other news from the opioid crisis: advocates worry stigma over drug use will stand in the way of compensation for those who have been harmed; pain doctors stay busy during the epidemic; drugs in schools; and...
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In Their Own Words: High School Class Of 2000 Alums Talk About What It Was Like To Be At Heart Of Opioid Epidemic

Dec 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
As the class of 2000 headed toward graduation, an opioid epidemic was cropping up and spreading like wildfire. Nearly two decades later, the students who were there at the beginning of the epidemic recount just how much it has affected their lives. In other news on the crisis: safe injections of heroin, how a counterterroism machine helps fight overdoses, the end of the era of pill mills, and more....
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States fight bonus pay for CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue

Dec 03, 2019 , Reuters
The chief executive officer of OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma LP should not collect a potential $1.3 million bonus when he has been accused of contributing to the opioid epidemic, a group of state attorneys general said in a court filing on Monday....
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Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned

Dec 02, 2019 , CNN Health
The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston....
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Opioids, Suicide, And Medication Costs: What Caused A Decrease In Life Expectancy?

Nov 30, 2019 , Forbes
Life expectancy in the U. S. was consistently on the rise from 69.9 years in 1959 to 78.9 years in...
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FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal

Nov 29, 2019 , CNN Health
The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs....
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Pharma execs have convictions partially overturned

Nov 29, 2019 , CNN Health
The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston....
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Viewpoints: Weigh Health Risks Of Football And The Big Feast This Thanksgiving; Count The Ways Drug Reps Were Taught To Market Opioids

Nov 28, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Doctor Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes To Prescribe Powerful Opioid Fentanyl

Nov 28, 2019 , Forbes
In his guilty plea, Sun admitted that between 2012 to 2016 he conspired with Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company based in Arizona, to get $140,000 in bribes and...
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State Highlights: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts On U.S. Islands Lag Behind Those On Mainland, Report Says; Citing Opioid Epidemic Challenges, Maryland’s Chief Medical Examiner Announces Resignation

Nov 28, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Maryland, New Hampshire, Minnesota, District of Columbia, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio and California....
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Officials Employ Law Commonly Used For Drug Dealers To Open Criminal Probe Against Opioid Distributors

Nov 28, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Prosecutors are examining whether the companies violated the federal Controlled Substances Act, which requires companies to report orders of controlled substances that are unusually large or frequent, or that substantially deviate from norm. The probe is in its early...
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U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

Nov 27, 2019 , Reuters
Federal prosecutors are investigating six pharmaceutical companies for potential criminal charges in connection with shipping big quantities of opioid painkillers that contributed to a healthcare crisis, according to regulatory filings....
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Federal prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors, report says

Nov 27, 2019 , CNBC Health
Companies including Teva, McKesson, Mallinckrodt, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal have received subpoenas, The Wall Street Journal...
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Judge partly vacates convictions of opioid maker Insys' founder, executives

Nov 27, 2019 , Reuters
A federal judge on Tuesday partially overturned the convictions of Insys Therapeutics Inc's founder and three former executives accused of bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid, but declined to disturb the remainder of the jury's verdict....
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Six Drug Companies Subpoenaed In Federal Opioid Investigation

Nov 27, 2019 , Forbes
Additional subpoenas are expected in the coming...
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Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant Brain

Nov 26, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2019 12:00:00...
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