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Vermont Attorney General files suit against Sackler family for deceptive marketing

May 23, 2019 , CNN Health
Vermont's attorney general is suing eight members of the Sackler family, alleging they personally oversaw Purdue Pharma's deceptive marketing of opioids....
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Study Finds CBD Can Help Dampen Cravings For Opioids, Potentially Adding Weapon In Fight Against Crisis

May 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In a report published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers find that patients treated with cannabidiol (CBD) reported lower cravings for heroin or other opioids than did patients who were either given a placebo or no treatment at all. As states and public health experts scramble to contain the drug epidemic, the findings could provide some hope....
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As More Veterans Die Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Shows Need To Focus Beyond Prescription Opioids

May 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows. The study highlights a pressing need to find and provide care to veterans who need help for use of non-prescription opioid......
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Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

May 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00...
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Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

May 17, 2019 , Reuters
Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic....
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Opioids crisis has spread beyond United States: OECD

May 17, 2019 , Reuters
Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the OECD club of wealthy nations said on Thursday....
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Drugmaker Insys shares tank after saying opioid lawsuits may force it into bankruptcy

May 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Insys Therapeutics shares tanked Monday after the company said it may have to file for bankruptcy because it can't afford legal costs related to a Department of Justice investigation into the company's sales practices of one of its popular...
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Opioid Doctor And Pharmacy “Shoppers” May Also Shop At Home, Study Suggests

May 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine cabinets. For every 200 patients prescribed opioids in 2016, one had a family member whose opioid......
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Some Drug Abusers Use Relatives to 'Opioid Shop'

May 11, 2019 , WebMD
For every 200 U.S. patients prescribed opioids in 2016, one had a family member who shopped for opioids, the study...
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Opioids: Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Related Death in New Utah Moms

May 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As the opioid epidemic rages on, one vulnerable group--new moms--have often been overlooked. A new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in Utah. Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with subs......
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The Economics Of Opioids: Fentanyl Has A Steep Price Tag In Lives, Lab Costs And Resources

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at West Virginia University have studied the overwhelming, detrimental effects of opioid abuse on this state and the nation, and a new wave of the epidemic may be the most daunting yet. Paul Speaker, a professor of finance and an adjunct associate professor of economics at the WVU Joh......
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Tip Sheet: Studies On Opioid-Prescribing Practices

May 07, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Although opioids play a key role in reducing pain when recovering from surgery, some patients transition to chronic users and become dependent on them. In order to find out what situations result in patients continuing to refill their opioid prescriptions after a surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers s......
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Not Just Opioids: Deaths Tied to Cocaine, Meth Are Soaring, Too

May 05, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Not Just Opioids: Deaths Tied to Cocaine, Meth Are Soaring, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2019 12:00:00...
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Drug Executive Convicted in Opioids Bribes

May 04, 2019 , WebMD
The convictions could encourage federal officials to pursue more cases against executives of opioid manufacturers, Andrew Kolodny, co-director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University, told the...
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Study: Older Adults At Risk For Opioids And Suicide

Apr 27, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research by Assistant Professor Keith Chan of the University at Albany School of Social Welfare finds while there is a higher risk for suicide in older and younger adults who misuse opioids, the prevalence in older adults is particularly concerning. The findings were recently published in the J......
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Connecticut attorney general files new suit against Purdue Pharma

Apr 25, 2019 , CNN Health
An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addictive nature of opioids to doctors while pressuring sales reps....
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Former pharmaceutical company execs hit with drug trafficking charges

Apr 24, 2019 , CNN Health
Two former executives of a pharmaceutical distributor company are facing criminal drug trafficking charges on accusations of illegally distributing opioids and conspiring to defraud the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the first time distributors have been criminally charged with these crimes....
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Pharma distributor Rochester Drug agrees to pay $20 million in first criminal opioid case

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
The indictment marked the first-ever federal criminal charges against company executives for conspiring to illegally distribute...
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Purdue's Sackler family wants global opioids settlement: Sackler lawyer Mary Jo White

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
In rare public comments on behalf of the family that controls Purdue Pharma, lawyer Mary Jo White said why the family believed the litigation against them and their company is legally dubious, factually misleading and politically...
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U.S. brings first criminal case against major drug distributor over opioids

Apr 24, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety....
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