Fentanyl Manufacturer Insys Agrees To Pay $225M To Resolve Civil And Criminal Investigations

Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal resolution, Insys will... Read more »

Former Georgia Medical Examiner And 7 Others Facing Charges Related To Illegal Distribution Of Opioids

Atlanta, Georgia – Dr. Joseph L. Burton, a former county medical examiner and forensic pathologist, has been indicted along with seven other individuals by a federal grand jury on charges of illegal distribution... Read more »
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Lake Charles Vet And Essential Pharmacy Compounding Sentenced In Race Horse Doping Conspiracy

Lake Charles, Louisiana – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Lake Charles veterinarian and a Nebraska pharmacy were sentenced for selling an unapproved opioid drug 40 times more... Read more »

Yuba City Cardiologist Gets 4-Year Prison Sentence For Illegal Prescription Practice

Sacramento, California – A former licensed physician, Nicholas J. Capos Jr., 67, of Yuba City, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to four years and four months... Read more »

University Of Maryland Researcher Successfully Reverse Cocaine Addiction In Mice

After a successful attempt to reverse the effects of cocaine addiction in mice models, a University of Maryland scientist is looking to expand into opioid addiction. Assistant professor of pharmacology at the... Read more »

North Baltimore Doctor Allegedly Prescribed Too May Opioids, License Suspended

Many American cities, including Baltimore, are struggling with increasing overdose deaths associated with opioids, such as prescription painkillers and heroin. In an attempt to gain control of the situation, state officials are... Read more »

Baltimore Health Officials Have Begun Rationing Out The Opioid Antidote, Naloxone

To save lives, bystanders, EMTs and police have utilized the opioid antidote drug, naloxone, over hundreds of times in the past few years in Baltimore. With so many doses administered in such... Read more »

New Study Reveals Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery Are Prescribed Too Many Opioids

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers reveals that most patients, who are discharged from hospital after undergoing orthopedic surgery did not utilize all the pills they were prescribed, proposing... Read more »