Appeals court clears the way for more lawsuits over Johnson's Baby Powder
Appeals court clears the way for more lawsuits over Johnson's Baby Powder Tens of thousands of people who say they were sickened by Johnson's Baby Powder are once again free to sue the manufacturer, after a federal appeals court rejected Johnson & Johnson's effort to block those lawsuits through…#johnsonjohnson #jonruckdeschel # #ltlmanagement #georgiapacific #dickdurbin #dill #purduepharma #sacklers #oxycontin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths of despair may be driven by loss of religion, new research paper argues
So-called deaths of despair such as from suicide or alcohol abuse have been skyrocketing for middle-aged white Americans. It’s been blamed on various phenomenon, including opioid abuse. But a new research paper finds a different culprit — declining religious practice. The working paper, from Tyler…#wellesleycollege #tylergiles #danielhungerman #tamaroostrom #oxycontin #ohiostateuniversity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cinema Eye Honors Hand Top Awards To ‘All That Breathes,’ ‘All The Beauty And The Bloodshed’
All That Breathes and All the Beauty and the Bloodshed — the two frontrunners for best documentary at the Oscars — split the top awards at the 16th annual Cinema Eye Honors in New York tonight. Filmmaker Laura Poitras won Outstanding Direction for her work on All the Beauty and the Bloodshed. But…#benbernhard #territory #unforgettable #cinemaeyehonors #bloodshed #delhi #oxycontin #sacklers #nadeemandsaud #oscars (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cedar Rapids Nurse Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Narcotics from Three Corridor Hospitals
FDA OCI, Sarah Jean Moses, Cedar Rapids, IA, registered nurse, RN, divert, tamper, narcotics, own use, hospitals, sentence, five years, federal prison, opioids, hydromorphone, Dilaudid, morphine, oxycodone, vials, saline, "patient combing", illegal, access, patient, files, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 11, 2023 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Nan Goldin and Laura Poitras: Two Artists, One Devastating Film
The documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” tells a complex story of personal trauma and protest. But first the collaborators needed to reach an agreement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Zuckerman Tags: Documentary Films and Programs Museums Art OxyContin (Drug) Goldin, Nan Poitras, Laura All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Movie) Content Type: Personal Profile Source Type: news

US agency softens opioid prescribing guidelines for doctors
The nation’s top public health agency has revised its guidelines for U.S. doctors prescribing oxycodone and other opioid painkillers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CVS and Walgreens Announce Opioid Settlements Totaling $10 Billion
Two of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS Health and Walgreen Co., announced agreements in principle Wednesday to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids, and a lawyer said Walmart is in discussions for a deal. Together, the developments amount to what could be the last round of huge settlements after years of litigation over the drug industry’s role in an overdose crisis that has been linked to more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. over the past two decades. In the lawsuits, governments said pharmacies filled prescriptions they should have flagged as inappropriate. [time-br...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GEOFF MULVIHILL/AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Five Physicians Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Crimes in Connection with HOPE Clinic
FDA OCI, William Earley, North Myrtle Beach SC, Brian Gullett, Clarksville PA, Roswell Tempest Lowry, Efland NC, Vernon Stanley, Fayetteville WV, Mark Clarkson, Princeton WV, misbranded, drug, opioid, HOPE Clinic, oxycodone, morphine, Adkins Pharmacy, drug trafficking, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 13, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

What to Know About ‘ Rainbow Fentanyl ’ and Its Risks for Kids
In late August, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a warning to the public to look out for an “alarming emerging trend”: colorful pill and powder versions of the potent opioid fentanyl, known as “rainbow fentanyl.” “This trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people,” the agency said. While fentanyl does threaten young people’s lives—especially if they’re not aware they’re taking it—some drug experts caution that focusing j...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Post-mortem oxycodone blood concentrations of hospitalized cancer and surgery patients compared with fatal poisonings - Kriikku P, Kalso E, Ojanper ä I.
In this study, all oxycodone-related medico-legal cases where death had occurred in a hospital or nursing home in Finland were investigated to determine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Narcan Can Save an Opioid User ’ s Life. What to Know About the Drug
In the U.S., a record-setting 81,000 people died from overdoses involving opioids in 2021. But despite that grim number, there’s hope: medications like buprenorphine can treat opioid-use disorder, while harm-reduction methods such as needle exchanges can limit threats like infectious disease. There’s also another promising tool, naloxone. The emergency medication reverses the effects of opioids on the brain for 30 to 90 minutes, allowing people who have overdosed on an opioid to start breathing again. Distributed as an injectable drug or nasal spray sold under the brand name Narcan, it can save lives. For it to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Former Nurse Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Fentanyl
FDA OCI, Angelica Franklin, Chesterfield, VA, guilty, plea, former registered nurse, fentanyl, hydromorphone, oxycodone, alprazolam, fraud, Emergency Department, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, SMJH, : Stony Point Surgery Center, Vibra Hospital Charlottesville, Richmond (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 25, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Rapper Kodak Black released on $75K bond after Florida oxycodone arrest
Kodak Black’s lawyer told Rolling Stone the bond had been negotiated at a hearing Saturday morning for the rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kahan Kapri. Cops reportedly smelled marijuana and … #kodakblack #cops #oxycodonearrest #rapper #rollingstone (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kodak Black arrested in Florida for alleged oxycodone pills possession
Kodak Black was arrested Friday after he was allegedly in possession of dozens of oxycodone pills during a Florida traffic stop. #trafficstop (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kodak Black Reported Arrest Update: Cops Allegedly Found 30+ Oxycodone Pills & +$70K Cash
Fox Sports journalist Andy Slater claims to have heard the news from 'multiple sources.' As we previously reported, rumours began swirling around online earlier today that 25-year-old Kodak Black... #andyslater #cops #floridahighwaypatrol #kodakblack #foxsports (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news