Mac Miller's drug supplier pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl-laced pills
The man accused of supplying Mac Miller's drug dealer with counterfeit oxycodone pills has pleaded guilty. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Safe Supply’ Movement Aims to Curb Drug Deaths Linked to the Opioid Crisis
On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the Drug User Liberation Front. At 26, Jeremy Kalicum is the age some of their kids would be if they had not died of accidental overdoses. “We’re just sick of it. We’re sick of our friends dying.”Kalicum’s tone is urgent as he walks the moms through a PowerPoint presentation explaining why the Liberation Front, known as DULF, wants to protest on International Overdose Awareness Day and hand out illicit drugs. These wouldn’t be the kind that killed their sons and daughters, he assures them; t...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Moakley Tags: Uncategorized feature nationpod photography Source Type: news

The release of abuse-deterrent OxyContin and adolescent heroin use - DiNardi M.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the abuse-deterrent reformulation of OxyContin and adolescent lifetime heroin use in the United States. METHODS: The quasi-experimental study uses individual survey data from the 1999-2019 Youth Risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid Prescriptions After Mohs Surgery Dropped Over Last Decade Opioid Prescriptions After Mohs Surgery Dropped Over Last Decade
' The switch from very addictive opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone to weaker opioids like tramadol was fascinating to see,'one of the investigators said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Appeals Are Mounting in Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement Appeals Are Mounting in Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement
Objections to a settlement with Purdue Pharma are mounting in the form of appeals, with Rhode Island's attorney general saying the plan doesn't hold the OxyContin maker or its owners accountable.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved
A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family. Its profits would go to fight the opioid epidemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Patterns, trends and determinants of medical opioid utilization in Canada 2005-2020: characterizing an era of intensive rise and fall - Jones W, Kaoser R, Fischer B.
BACKGROUND: Into the 21st century, the conflation of high rates of chronic pain, systemic gaps in treatment availability and access, and the arrival of potent new opioid medications (e.g., slow-release oxycodone) facilitated strong increases in medical opi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Pain Wouldn ’t Stop — Because Her Medication Had Been Stolen
Too often, seniors who use opioids become targets for exploitation and abuse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pain-Relieving Drugs Elderly Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) your-feed-health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

South Hills Pharmacist Pleads to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy, Fraudulently Obtaining Controlled Substances and Misbranding Drugs
FDA OCI, Timothy Forester, Venetia PA, South Hills pharmacist, health care fraud, conspiracy, controlled substances, misbranded drugs, Century Square Pharmacy, West Mifflin PA, Prescription Center Plus, oxycodone, hydrocodone, deception, obtain, no records, dispensed, generic drugs, relabeled, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 17, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

U.S. Seeks to Block Bankruptcy Plan That Would Free Sacklers From Opioid Claims
The Justice Department has been appealing the deal, approved earlier this month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Benner Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Pain-Relieving Drugs Bankruptcies OxyContin (Drug) Justice Department Purdue Pharma Drain, Robert D Sackler Family Source Type: news

First-in-human clinical trial for a vaccine to treat opioid use disorders enrolls first patients
The first patients have been enrolled in a phase 1 randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial to study a therapeutic vaccine for opioid use disorder developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the trial will test the safety and potential efficacy of a vaccine that is designed to selectively prevent the euphoric and toxic effects of oxycodone. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Deal With OxyContin Maker Leaves Families Angry, Conflicted Deal With OxyContin Maker Leaves Families Angry, Conflicted
A bankruptcy judge conditionally approved a settlement with Purdue Pharma worth an estimated $10 billion on Wednesday. It was a deal that left many families feeling they didn't get what they really wanted.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Is Dissolved
Sackler family to pay $4.5 billion in bankruptcy settlement, denies any personal responsibility (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Is Dissolved
THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- Purdue Pharma was dissolved on Wednesday and the Sackler family will pay $4.5 billion under a bankruptcy settlement that will end thousands of lawsuits brought against the company over the U.S. opioid crisis. Purdue was... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deal with OxyContin maker leaves families angry, conflicted
A landmark settlement in the nation’s opioid epidemic is forcing the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to give up the company and pay out $4.5 billion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Dissolved, Family to Pay $4.5 Billion in Bankruptcy Settlement
THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- Purdue Pharma was dissolved on Wednesday and the Sackler family will pay $4.5 billion under a bankruptcy settlement that will end thousands of lawsuits brought against the company over the United States'opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Judge conditionally approves plan to dissolve OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma
A federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Purdue Pharma, the maker of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, will be dissolved under a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Is Dissolved and Sacklers Pay $4.5 Billion to Settle Opioid Claims
The ruling in bankruptcy court caps a long legal battle over the fate of a company accused of fueling the opioid epidemic and the family that owns it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Liability for Products Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Medicine and Health Purdue Pharma Drain, Robert D Sackler Family your-feed-h Source Type: news

Judge will approve Purdue Pharma bankruptcy that shields Sacklers from opioid lawsuits
The drugmaker behind OxyContin pleaded guilty to criminal charges in November stemming from its handling of opioids. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge set to rule on Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement plan
A U.S. bankruptcy judge is expected to rule Wednesday on a plan for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by state and local governments and others over its role in the nation's opioids crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. Morphine After Endometriosis Resection Oxycodone vs. Morphine After Endometriosis Resection
This study aimed to compare the analgesic potency of oxycodone versus morphine after laparoscopic deep infiltrating endometriosis resection. Is one preferable to the other?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Purdue: Settlement better for states than continuing suits
A Purdue Pharma lawyer says states would get more money from settling with the company than if they were allowed to continue their lawsuits against the OxyContin maker and members of the Sackler family who own it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker's lawyer warns of long, expensive litigation
A lawyer for Purdue Pharma says the company's settlement plan is the only way to avoid long and expensive litigation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Family Behind Oxycontin Denies Any Responsibility for Opioid Crisis
THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- The former president and co-chairman of Purdue Pharma said Wednesday that his family and the company bear no responsibility for the opioid crisis in the United States. Richard Sackler, M.D., made his comments in testimony... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Family Behind Oxycontin Denies Any Responsibility for Opioid Crisis
THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- The former president and co-chairman of Purdue Pharma said Wednesday that his family and the company bear no responsibility for the opioid crisis in the United States. Dr. Richard Sackler made his comments in testimony... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Richard Sackler Says Family and Purdue Bear No Responsibility for Opioid Crisis
In a rare courtroom appearance, the former Purdue Pharma president and board member was evasive and defiant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Purdue Pharma Sackler, Richard (1945- ) Source Type: news

Sacklers Threaten to Pull Out of Opioid Settlement Without Broad Legal Immunity
In a rare court appearance, David Sackler said he and his family would withdraw their pledge to pay $4.5 billion, unless they are shielded from lawsuits related to Purdue Pharma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Bankruptcies Opioids and Opiates High Net Worth Individuals Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Sackler, David Drain, Robert D Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma director grilled on proposed opioid settlement
Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over OxyContin's toll has entered its final phase with the grudging acceptance of most of those who have claims against the company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker's settlement goes to judge for confirmation
Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over OxyContin's toll is entering its final phase with the grudging acceptance of most of those who have claims against the company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma ’s Creditors Overwhelmingly Endorse Bankruptcy Plan
If approved by a judge next month, the plan would resolve thousands of lawsuits and set in motion the release of $4.5 billion to help cover costs from the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Purdue Pharma Sackler Family United States Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma ’s Creditors Vote Yes To Bankruptcy Deal Shielding Billionaire Owners From Future Opioid Lawsuits
The deal, which the OxyContin-maker says is worth $10 billion, is to settle thousands of lawsuits against the company for its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

West Virginia opposes Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he will oppose OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's plan to reorganize into an entity whose profits will be used to combat the U.S. opioid crisis got a big boost as 15 states have dropped their objections to the new business model (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma Over Opioids
The states, including Massachusetts and New York, agreed to drop opposition to the bankruptcy organization plan of the company, the maker of OxyContin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Purdue Pharma Suits and Litigation (Civil) Pain-Relieving Drugs Bankruptcies Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sackler Family your-feed-healthcare Compensation for Damages (Law) States (US) California Massachusetts New Yo Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More states agree to settlement plan for opioid-maker Purdue
More than a dozen states have dropped their objections to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s reorganization plan, edging the company closer to resolving its bankruptcy case (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati attorney to play key role in OxyContin-maker's $4.5B settlement
A Cincinnati-based attorney has been appointed to a key role in the ongoing $4.5 billion settlement, and bankruptcy proceedings, with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

Language Barriers May Contribute to Pain Management Disparities Language Barriers May Contribute to Pain Management Disparities
Patients whose first language is not English received fewer pain assessments and fewer doses of NSAIDs and oxycodone therapeutic equivalents following cesarean deliveries, new research suggestsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

InFocus: Microsphere Oxycodone Deters Abuse
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Judge Clears Purdue Pharma ’s Restructuring Plan for Vote by Thousands of Claimants
The ruling was a milestone in yearslong efforts to make the OxyContin manufacturer pay for its role in the opioid crisis, but some plaintiffs feel the plan doesn ’t go far enough. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Mary Williams Walsh Tags: your-feed-science Suits and Litigation (Civil) Bankruptcies Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Purdue Pharma Drain, Robert D Finances Sackler Family Source Type: news

Paul J. Hanly Jr., Top Litigator in Opioid Cases, Dies at 70
Mr. Hanly had been central to the current nationwide litigation against pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and others in the opioid supply chain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Hanly, Paul J Jr (1951-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Legal Profession Suits and Litigation (Civil) Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Liability for Products Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. OxyContin
Title: Oxycodone vs. OxyContinCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bessemer Couple Sentenced for Producing Fake Prescription Drugs
FDA OCI, Earnest Coleman, Tashana Sims, sentence, pill presses, fake prescription drugs, punches, dies, plates, defraud, mislead, powders, dyes, China, acetaminophen, fentanyl, heroin, paverine, fake Lortab, fake Adderall, fake Soma, fake Xanax, fake Ecstasy, fake Oxycodone, fake OxyContin, opioids, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 12, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Percodan (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride)
Title: Percodan (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

InFocus: The Misuse Potential of Oxycodone
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - May 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Empire of Pain — the story of the Sacklers and OxyContin
Patrick Radden Keefe’s saga of how a pharmaceutical dynasty unleashed a wave of dependency and grew rich from it (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two novel biobanks offer investigatory targets for cocaine and oxycodone addiction
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers have created to novel biobanks of diverse tissues from animals to further explore the biological bases and consequences of addiction to cocaine and oxycodone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Case for Abandoning ‘Corporate Responsibility’ When We Judge Company Practices
In an earlier era, green referred to grass and trees and jealous eyes. But over the past half-century, green has taken on a life of its own. The Green movement deals with the collisions and contagions of the contemporary world—how to view them, and how to cure them. The book from which this essay is excerpted, The Spirit of Green, examines a wide array of social, economic and political questions from a Green vantage point. These questions include established areas such as pollution control and global warming. But they also involve new frontiers such as Green chemistry, taxes, ethics and finance. The example that foll...
Source: TIME: Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: William Nordhaus Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

For Him, the Delight Is in the Digging
Patrick Radden Keefe has investigated human smuggling, government espionage and the Northern Ireland conflict. With “Empire of Pain,” he takes on the Sackler family and the opioid crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MJ Franklin Tags: Books and Literature Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Book) Keefe, Patrick Radden Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

People Are Buying Illegal Opioids on the Dark Web
FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- Illegal drug sales on the dark web are common, hard to detect and are fueling America's opioid epidemic, a University of Texas study reveals. Opioids include prescription painkillers (such as oxycodone) and illegal drugs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news