Tag Archives: opioid

3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population 2,831) was ordering 3,271 bottles of oxycodone a month. “I don’t know how they can even house this many bottles to be honest,” Barbara Martin, whose job was to review… Read More »

Gateway Health, Allegheny Health Network launch opioid program

Allegheny Health Network and Gateway Health have launched a new holistic treatment plan to fight opioid addiction related to chronic pain management. The Enhanced Pain Management Program will build on each organization’s success in treating opioid addiction and will unite alternative non-opioid therapies with support services to help patients successfully manage their physical pain. In… Read More »

Feds battle opioid abuse with a circular firing squad

The ongoing battle to control opioid addiction has not gone well. Many of the government’s efforts have been medically and scientifically flawed and unproductive. Some have even been counterproductive. Public policy is in disarray. A Feb. 1 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded, “Under current conditions, the opioid overdose crisis is… Read More »

Insys founder ran bribe scheme to push opioid: U.S. prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) – Insys Therapeutics Inc’s one-time billionaire founder directed a vast scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray as opioid addiction was spiraling into a public health crisis, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc, arrives at the federal courthouse for the first… Read More »