Orioles' Matt Harvey gets 60-game ban for drug distribution following testimony in Skaggs trial
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has received a 60-game suspension for distributing drugs three months after testifying that he gave oxycodone to his late Los Angeles Angels teammate Tyler... #baltimoreorioles #losangelesangels #mattharvey #skaggs (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short-term mortality following tramadol poisonings in Denmark - S ørensen AMS, Petersen J, Christensen MB, Schelde AB, Andersen JT, Jimenez Solem E, Petersen TS.
Tramadol is a commonly used opioid with a potential of addiction and abuse. Using Danish nationwide registers, we aimed to 1) characterise opioid poisonings, 2) assess the 30-day mortality following morphine, oxycodone, and mixed poisonings compared to tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

South Hills Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Prescription Drug Fraud Scheme
FDA OCI, Timothy W. Forester, Venetia PA, misbranded, Rx, drug, fraud, health care, conspiracy, pharmacy, pharmacist, oxycodone, hydrocodone, intercept deliveries, falsify, inventories, transport, residence, brand, generic, insurance, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 6, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Evaluating the population-level effects of oxycodone restrictions on prescription opioid utilization in Ontario - Rudoler D, Kurdyak P, Gomes T, Huang A, Jones W, Littleford S, Paracha N, Fischer B.
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of restrictions on access to long acting oxycodone on prescription opioid use and opioid-related harms. METHODS: Administrative health data from Ontario, Canada was used to measure differences in opioids dispensed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Federal judges are asked to pave way for Purdue Pharma deal
A woman who lost two sons to overdoses says she hopes a federal court clears the way for a settlement of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers Dismiss McKinsey ’s Apology on Opioid Crisis as ‘Empty’
The consulting firm ’s top executive was apologetic before Congress but denied that advising both opioid manufacturers and their federal regulator posed a conflict of interest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Forsythe, Walt Bogdanich and Chris Hamby Tags: Consultants Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Politics and Government Pain-Relieving Drugs OxyContin (Drug) Drug Abuse and Traffic Food and Drug Administration McKinsey & Purdue Pharma Johnson Sternfels, Bob Source Type: news

Man who sourced fentanyl-laced pills that killed rapper Mac Miller gets 11 years
Ryan Michael Reavis is one of three defendants charged with supplying tainted oxycodone to the singer #ryanmichaelreavis #oxycodone #macmiller #defendants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An evaluation of the effect of the OxyContin ® reformulation on unintentional fatal and non-fatal overdose - Beachler DC, Hall K, Garg R, Banerjee G, Li L, Boulanger L, Yuce H, Walker AM.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of OxyContin's reformulation o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

oxycodone/acetaminophen
Title: oxycodone/acetaminophenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/24/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Oxycodone-related deaths in Sweden 2006-2018 - Fugelstad A, Agren G, Ramstedt M, Thiblin I, Hjelmstr öm P.
AIM: To identify and characterize oxycodone related deaths in Sweden from 2006 to 2018 and to compare them to other opioid-related deaths. METHODS: To assess the factors contributing to the deaths, we used multinomial logistic regression to compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Facing Purdue owners brings pain, closure for opioid victims
A sense of closure is mixing with anger and pain for some of the nearly two dozen people who told their personal stories to members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yale strikes Sackler name from campus amid opioid outrage
Yale University has begun removing the Sackler name from its campus several years after announcing it would no longer accept donations from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Facing Purdue owners brings pain, closure for opioid victims
A sense of closure is mixing with anger and pain for some of the nearly two dozen people who told their personal stories to members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news