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Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, to Pay $225 Million to Settle Fraud Charges

The opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $ 225 million to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally marketed a highly addictive fentanyl painkiller to doctors, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. As part of the deal, a subsidiary of Insys will plead guilty to five counts of mail fraud and the company… 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 »

Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them  An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.… Read More »