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“Software firm negotiates $145 million settlement in opioid-kickback scheme…”

“Just days ago, the Justice Department announced a new action tied to its efforts to hold those responsible for the opioid epidemic accountable. The DoJ noted in a press release it had reached a $145 million settlement with a firm called Practice … Continue reading

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“Study: Opioid Deaths Rise in Towns Where U.S. Auto Plants Have Closed”

“The study by acclaimed researchers, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, notes that American communities that experienced an auto plant closure within the last five years saw a much greater rate of opioid deaths than communities whose auto plants have remained open. This confirms … Continue reading

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[2019] “…Worst Drug Crisis In American History”

“According to the most recent government numbers, 24.6 million Americans have used an illegal drug within the last 30 days.  Of course the number of Americans taking legal drugs is actually far, far higher.  According to Bloomberg, 46 percent of all Americans have … Continue reading

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“Home Depot ties opioid crisis to recent surge in store theft”

“Home Depot Inc. executives said the nation’s opioid crisis could be contributing to an unexpected surge in thefts from its stores. The company said organized criminals are stealing millions of dollars’ worth of goods from it and other retailers and storing the … Continue reading

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[U.S.] Virginia doctor illegally prescribed 500,000 opioid pills sentenced to 40 years in prison

“A Virginia doctor convicted in May of illegally prescribing more than half a million opioid tablets was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in a federal prison, according to a federal court in Virginia. Joel Smithers, who was convicted of 859 counts … Continue reading

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“OxyContin maker goes for – bankruptcy!”

“Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of … Continue reading

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“Opioid pharma giant ordered to pay $225 million after being caught bribing doctors to prescribe more deadly fentanyl pills to patients”

” Insys Therapeutics of Chandler, Arizona, is reportedly having to fork out $225 million in fines to the federal government for bribing doctors to prescribe as much fentanyl and other opiates as they could get away with – including to patients who didn’t … Continue reading

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