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January 9, 2019 11:05 AM Former Insys CEO to plead guilty in opioid kickback case

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) is expected on Wednesday to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to pay doctors bribes in exchange for prescribing an addictive opioid medication. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona-based drugmaker’s CEO in 2015, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston 102

December 26, 2018 4:55 PM Opioid abuse up in people who need heart surgery, increasing risk of complications

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of U.S. heart surgery patients with opioid use disorders has surged in recent years, and a new study suggests addicts are much more likely to develop major surgery complications. Prolonged opioid use is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and strokes as well as endocarditis 81

December 19, 2018 8:49 PM U.S. agency recommends opioid overdose antidote to high-risk patients

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday recommended prescribing or co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, to high-risk patients. The agency’s recommendation comes a day after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) narrowly recommended prescribing the drug, along with addictive 102

December 12, 2018 8:50 AM Indivior wins fresh hold on Dr. Reddy's Suboxone copy

(Reuters) - Indivior Plc has secured another hold on the launch of a generic competitor to its best-selling opioid addiction drug in the United States, the London-listed company said on Wednesday. A ruling by a U.S. appeals court last month that allowed Indian firm Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories to sell its copy of the drug, Suboxone Film, sent Indivior shares 103

November 27, 2018 6:34 PM FDA finds traces of heavy metals in kratom products

The FDA has been clamping down on the substance, which advocates say help ease pain and reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, but which the agency says has similar effects to narcotics such as opioids and has resulted in dozens of deaths. (AP) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had found high levels of heavy metals such as lead and nickel 105

November 17, 2018 7:21 PM Florida sues Walgreens, CVS in connection with opioid crisis

Florida filed a lawsuit against Walgreens and CVS on Friday for allegedly adding to the state and national opioid crisis. Florida is accusing Walgreens and CVS in a lawsuit with contributing to the opioid crisis in the state and nationally. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the nation's two largest drugstore chains to a state-court 67

September 19, 2018 1:33 PM Opioid Crisis Emerges as a Dominant Campaign Theme

In 2014, one state—Kentucky—had political ads mentioning opioids. This year it’s 25 states, reflecting the issue’s pervasiveness. In the past four years, the opioid crisis has grown from an afterthought in political campaigns to an important issue in some of this fall’s biggest midterm races, according to television advertising data from Kantar Media/CMAG 51

September 17, 2018 3:21 PM Tennessee nurse wrote herself prescriptions for thousands of opioids, documents reveal

The Trump administration is proposing production quota cuts for six frequently abused opioids; Darryl St. George, who lost a brother to opioid addiction, reacts. A nurse had her medical license suspended after authorities discovered that she used a doctor’s prescription pad to write herself 104 prescriptions to access thousands of powerful opioids 73

September 12, 2018 4:05 AM Michigan, Harvard focus on Detroit poverty, opioid problems

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit. The schools announced Wednesday they will work with the city to identify steps to improve low-income residents' livelihoods. The effort pairs Michigan's ongoing Poverty Solutions Initiative with Harvard's statistical 64

September 10, 2018 7:01 AM Consort, Opiant to develop nasal spray for opioid overdose treatment

(Reuters) - Britain’s Consort Medical Plc said on Monday it had agreed to develop a nasal spray for treating opioid overdoses with specialty pharmaceutical company Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. California-based Opiant earlier this year was awarded a $7.4 million grant by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse for the development 80