Category Archives: Opiates

First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the illicit marketing and prescribing of opioids

CEO founder and four other top administrators were discovered guilty on Thursday in a plan including fixes and kickbacks to doctors who recommended a lot of a fentanyl splash to patients who didn’t require the painkiller. Following 15 days of … [Read More]

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FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The agency is also … [Read More]

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Medication Assisted Treatment ( MAT ) gets a big expansion in California

In an effort to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is implementing the California Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, … [Read More]

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma explores bankruptcy

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drug manufacturer contributed to the deadly opioid crisis sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on … [Read More]

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Doctors say controversial treatment for new moms with drug addiction a success

Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new mothers even though it still has some opponents. Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new … [Read More]

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Novel app may help anticipate opioid overdose

A recently developed app identified changes in breathing patterns that preceded likely opioid overdoses, as well as during an actual overdose, according to a report recently published in Science Translational Medicine. “Existing, human-based approaches to diagnose overdose rely on medical-grade equipment … [Read More]

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Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors’ habits quickly changed

Addressed directly to the doctor, the letter arrived in a plain business envelope with a return address of the San Diego County medical examiner’s office. Its contents were intended, ever so carefully, to focus the physician on a national epidemic … [Read More]

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Drug users on probation can be required to remain drug-free, court rules

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that it was not cruel and unusual punishment to put a person who is on probation in jail after one positive test for drugs.  Experts have been watching the case closely, as thousands of people who struggle … [Read More]

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Opioid addiction is keeping a high percentage of people out of the workforce

America’s opioid epidemic is exacting a massive human tool that also is impacting the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. One of the Fed’s primary goals is achieving maximum employment, or making sure every potential worker who wants … [Read More]

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A Restaurant Takes On the Opioid Crisis, One Worker at a Time

A Kentucky couple realized that restaurants have an unusual power to help addicted people recover, and created DV8 Kitchen to hire, train and encourage them. LEXINGTON, Ky. — Five years ago, Rob and Diane Perez found a spoon and a … [Read More]

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