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Overdose deaths: NY doctor charged with multiple accounts of manslaughter
06-12-18 Category: Opioid

Stringent measures adopted by authorities to put an end to over prescriptions is not helping much in this area. In one such incident, a 65-year-old New York doctor has been charged with homicide and other grave offenses for overprescribing opioid painkillers and other drugs. Dr. Lawrence Choy has been charged with 231counts, including charges of […]

Recent federal actions not toeing the line of Trump administration to tackle opioid epidemic
06-05-18 Category: Opioid

Over the past few months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have been in the news for taking stringent actions against those facilitating opioid abuse and addiction across the United States. But some industry observers are strongly opposed to this belief and feel that a number of federal actions taken in […]

FDA’s innovation challenge to combat national opioid epidemic
06-01-18 Category: Opioid

In an attempt to tackle the burgeoning opioid epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a drive to collaborate with public health-minded innovators in developing groundbreaking medical devices to provide new solutions to detect, treat and prevent drug addiction. Through this, the FDA plans to support product developers to design and develop […]

California sees threefold surge in fentanyl-related overdose deaths in 2017
05-28-18 Category: Opioid

Fentanyl, one of the deadliest synthetic opioids on the planet, claimed a record number of lives in California in 2017. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported 746 overdose deaths involving fentanyl in 2017, the highest since authorities began monitoring fentanyl-related deaths in 2008. The last year figure was over a threefold surge from […]

Study sheds light on brain mechanism linking PTSD to opioid abuse
04-30-18 Category: Opioid

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious mental condition, stems from traumatic experiences involving an extremely dangerous, shocking and fearful incident. It is a common perception that this disease is prevalent among members of the military only, though prior researches have highlighted that victims of a natural disaster or crimes like rape are likely to develop […]

Opioid crisis: Jeff Sessions introduces NPRM to cap drug production
04-18-18 Category: Opioid

Better information means better decisions, believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who just announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to empower the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to limit the annual opioid production in the United States. This will be enabled by using the information available from the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders […]

California legislators pass 10 opioid-related bills to curb crisis
04-13-18 Category: Opioid

In an effort to address the opioid crisis in California, a panel of state legislators have passed 10 opioid-related bills that would facilitate, among others, sharing of prescription records with other states in the country. Some 50 percent of the bills passed on April 10, 2018, would intensify monitoring activities, making it easier to track […]

Studies cite benefits of marijuana in reducing opioid use and misuse
04-05-18 Category: Drug Abuse, Marijuana, Opioid

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States claiming thousands of innocent lives year after year, the fight against prescription drug abuse is gaining a new momentum. Various measures have been taken to combat the crisis that claims 115 lives each day – issuing opioid prescription guidelines for pain management, and urging physicians […]

Opioid overdoses up by 30 percent as US drug crisis deteriorates
03-08-18 Category: Opioid

The opioid crisis is getting worse in the United States, with the latest data showing a big jump in emergency room (ER) visits due to overdoses. According to the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of opioid overdoses in the country rose by approximately 30 percent in 2017, […]

Justice Department supports ‘high-stakes lawsuit’ against opioid drug makers
03-01-18 Category: Opioid

With an eye on combating the opioid crisis, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that the Department of Justice will provide full support to the hundreds of lawsuits filed by various cities and counties across the country against drug makers for their alleged role in fueling the epidemic. On Feb. 27, 2018, Sessions announced […]

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