Tag Archives: Opioid

Viewpoints: Hospitals Come Up Short By Failing To Treat Opioid Use Disorders; Warnings About How Medical Professionals Could Operate In States With Assisted Dying Laws

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Hospitals Are A Missing Link In Easing The Opioid Crisis Nearly half a million individuals with opioid use disorders are hospitalized each year in the United States. While they are in the hospital, medical providers often treat complications of this disorder, such as bloodstream… Read More »

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle U.S. opioid charges

(Reuters) – Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $ 22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone. The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday that the Shreveport, Louisiana-based… Read More »

Opioid company executives found guilty of racketeering

Andrew Lelling, US attorney for the district of Massachusetts, hailed the convictions as “the first successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the illicit marketing and prescribing of opioids.” The trial put on display sales tactics such as lap dances to lure doctors and a company vice president who dressed as a… Read More »