Prescription Drugs

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 …

Another Doctor Charged in Sober Living Fraud

Another Doctor Charged in Sober Living Fraud

California surgeon charged in $52M sober living fraud Marin Independent Journal 4 Jul 2020 The Associated Press SANTA ANA » A Beverly Hills surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a $52 million insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries …

pharmaceutical executives bribed doctors to prescribe dangerous fentanyl 06/22 by Brian The Hammer Jackson | News

pharmaceutical executives bribed doctors to prescribe dangerous fentanyl 06/22 by Brian The Hammer Jackson | News

Are you on any kind of pain medicine? You might want to listen to this. Money, dinners, and strip clubs: How pharmaceutical executives bribed doctors to prescribe dangerous fentanyl drugs..A former sales VP for a pharmaceutical company who was sentenced to the prison tells he bribed doctors to prescribe fentanyl drugs. Nearly 70,000 Americans die …

Paid to Show the Drug Works: Why “Blind” Clinical Trials for New Drugs are Far Less Blind Than They Should Be – Pro Market

Paid to Show the Drug Works: Why “Blind” Clinical Trials for New Drugs are Far Less Blind Than They Should Be – Pro Market

New research shows that physicians in industry-sponsored trials are more captured by pharmaceutical companies than physicians in unsponsored ones. Economists love health care because it is a classic example of “information asymmetry”: patients do not know what treatment they need, how much it should cost, or which tests will properly diagnose them. Instead, patients have …

Doctors in seven states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex – Washington Post

Doctors in seven states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex – Washington Post

Dozens of medical professionals in seven states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids. The 60 people indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, …