Prescription Drugs

DEA Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Are Flooding the U.S. with Deadly Fentanyl

DEA Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Are Flooding the U.S. with Deadly Fentanyl

Facts About Counterfeit Pills  Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public.  Counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, often contain fentanyl or methamphetamine, and can be deadly.  Fake prescription pills are easily accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce …

Native American tribes reach tentative opioid deal with major drug distributors, Johnson & Johnson – The Washington Post

Native American tribes reach tentative opioid deal with major drug distributors, Johnson & Johnson – The Washington Post

McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen would pay $515 million over seven years and Johnson & Johnson would contribute $150 million in two years to the federally recognized tribes, resolving litigation in dozens of states with tribal reservations, according to documents filed Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland. The tribes claim they were saturated by highly …

Prescription Drugs Sending Older Adults to Hospital

Diabetes drugs and anticoagulants top the list of medications causing dangerous interactions or side effects by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, AARP, October 29, 2021 In a recent study of emergency room visits, diabetes medications and anticoagulants, which help prevent blood clots, were found to be the leading prescription medications sending older people to the emergency room with problems …

McKinsey & Co. apologizing for role in opioid crisis

McKinsey & Co. apologizing for role in opioid crisis

  The opioid crisis has ravaged America… and in many cases destroyed lives to fill the pockets of the fat-cat drug manufacturers. Consultancy giant McKinsey & Co. is now apologizing for its role in the opioid crisis after The New York Times revealed its proposed 2017 plan to “turbocharge” OxyContin sales by giving distributors rebates for overdoses. Link to Full …

Another Southern California addiction treatment scam exposed.

Another Southern California addiction treatment scam exposed.

Dangerous Addiction Treatment Scam 5 charged in $11.7 million Southern California addiction treatment fraud scheme. By TERI SFORZA | tsforza@scng.com and TONY SAAVEDRA | tsaavedra@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: June 19, 2020 at 6:48 p.m. | UPDATED: June 19, 2020 at 10:25 p.m. Five more men have been charged in connection with a scheme that lured vulnerable drug users to Southern California with promises of …