Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen)
Title: Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen)Category: MedicationsCreated: 1/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 4, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Troxyca ER (Oxycodone Hydrochloride and naltrexone Hydrochloride Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

December 27, 2016: Providence Nurse Charged in Connection with Tampering with Oxycodone
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 3, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The 7th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2016
Alexander Gettler When TPR began giving out the annual Alexander Awards for best long-form writing in the field of toxicology, the eligibility criteria included the requirement that “entries must be fully and freely accessible” on the web. After 2016 — a remarkably truth-impaired year scarred by fake news and unchallenged mendacity — supporting aggressive, unbiased, fearless journalism appears to us to be a civic duty. A number of our selections this year come from sources such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times that have much of their content behind a paywall. Often the...
Source: The Poison Review - January 1, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical adder all Alexander awards ayahuasca cannabidiol carfentanil fentanyl Gettler opiates opioids oxycontin Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Opioid Abuse and Addiction
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Opioid Abuse and Addiction. Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garry Shandling Died Of A Blood Clot, According To Autopsy Report
Garry Shandling died from a blood clot, TMZ reported on Tuesday after it obtained a copy of the comedian’s autopsy report. The outlet said that Shandling also had Xanax, hydrocodone and oxycodone in his system at the time, attributed to a recent dentist surgery.  The 66-year-old died earlier this year on March 24. According to the report, Shandling had complained of leg pain and shortness of breath the day before his death. The Emmy-winning actor was best known for his work on “The Larry Sanders Show” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” as well as his hilarious c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths from Fentanyl Overdoses Double In A Single Year
Deaths involving the opioid painkiller fentanyl more than doubled in a single year in the United States, according to a new report. In 2014, 4,200 people in the U.S. died from overdoses involving fentanyl, up from 1,905 people in 2013, the report found. The rate of fentanyl deaths increased from 6 deaths per 1 million people to 13 deaths per 1 million people during that one-year period. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, used a new method to examine drug overdose deaths in the United States. Traditionally, government researchers have used spe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to stop popping painkillers
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, overdose death is the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. Certainly, heroin is a major player in overdose deaths, but so are prescription opioid pain medications, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine. Prescription pain medications are necessary in some instances, but Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Judge Rules Rx Records Can Be Used Against Richard Johns
Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock doctor charged with fraudulently distributing painkillers, knew his prescriptions were being recorded in a state database and can't now keep them from being used as evidence against him, U.S. District Judge Brian Miller ruled this week. Miller's denial of Johns' motion to suppress evidence collected under a search warrant issued to a Lonoke County investigator two years ago does not bode well for his separate motion to have his seven-count indictment dismissed completely. Miller had not ruled by Thursday morning on that or on a motion to delay Johns' trial, which is scheduled to sta...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heroin Is Now The Leading Cause Of Overdose Deaths In The U.S.
The war on drugs needs to shift away from prescriptions written in your doctor ’s office to street drugs bought in our communities. In 2010, the prescription opiate, oxycodone, was the primary drug implicated in overdose deaths in the U.S. But now, based on data from a new report from the CDC, [...] (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

CDC: Painkillers Not Driving Spike in Fatal Opioid Overdoses CDC: Painkillers Not Driving Spike in Fatal Opioid Overdoses
The chief culprits are heroin and illegally manufactured fentanyl, although their use is'intertwined'with abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone, the CDC reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: When are opioids OK to take?
Warnings about the risks of taking prescription opioid pain medication have been all over the news headlines recently. Medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine are all used to treat acute and chronic pain. But with all of the attention given to the dangers of these drugs, how do you know when it's appropriate to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Richard Johns Defense Asks Judge to Dismiss Indictment in Painkiller Case
Defense attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss the indictment that accuses suspended Little Rock physician Richard Johns of illegally distributing the painkiller oxycodone, including the overdose that killed a young Cabot man. At a minimum, attorneys Bud Cummins and Paul James hope to delay Johns' trial, which is scheduled to start Jan. 23. The motion to dismiss the seven-count indictment, filed Wednesday, argues that Johns has been deprived of his constitutional right to due process because state law has prevented him from using the state Prescription Monitoring Program's database in his defense. The request to d...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 19, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain
Title: Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for PainCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 14, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 -- There are a number of questions you should ask if a doctor or other health care provider prescribes opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study
HealthDay News For treating persistent pain after a car crash, opioid painkillers such as oxycodone are no more effective than NSAID drugs like ibuprofen, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Ibuprofen for Pain After Car Crash: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 -- For treating persistent pain after a car crash, prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) are no more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen, a new study finds. " You'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Intellipharmaceutics Submits New Drug Application for Rexista(R) (oxycodone hydrochloride extended release), an Abuse Deterrent Opioid Analgesic for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Pain
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (IPCI) (TSX:I) ("Intellipharmaceutics" or the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Intellipharmaceutics, Rexista, abuse-deterrent, oxycodone (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

All about Oxy
  RX PAD With the death of the entertainer Prince attributed to a fentanyl overdose, and new FDA warnings, opioids have been making headlines. Since the most common reason patients visit the emergency department is for pain, it is not surprising that emergency physicians prescribe and administer medications such as oxycodone on a daily basis. Here are some of the basics about how oxycodone works, and also the reason why chronic users may be at even higher risk of unexpected respiratory depression. HOW IT WORKS: Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid with analgesic properties. Oxycodone binds to mu, kappa, and delta opio...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Intellipharmaceutics Submits NDA for Rexista (oxycodone hydrochloride extended release), an Abuse Deterrent Opioid Analgesic for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Pain
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCI) (TSX:I) ( " Intellipharmaceutics " or the " Company " ), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - November 25, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Scientists develop vaccine against fatal prescription opioid overdose
Scientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models. The vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose, a growing cause of death in the United States. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

TSRI scientists develop vaccine against fatal prescription opioid overdose
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The CDC Weighs in with Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
After months of sending mixed messages on the role of emergency medicine in stemming the tide of opioid abuse, the CDC has published guidelines that could prove useful in the emergency department. Opioid abuse is no longer merely a topic for medical discussion. It has become a public health concern of the highest magnitude, even making its way into the speeches of this year’s presidential candidates. The numbers speak for themselves, justifying the concern. Over 10 million Americans reported nonmedical use of prescription opioids in 2014. Visits to the emergency department (ED) for misuse or abuse of prescription o...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hospital stays for opioid overdoses on the rise, warn health researchers
About 13 people every day across Canada are admitted to hospital for overdoses of opioids like fentanyl, methadone and oxycodone, according to a new national study by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact on reducing availability of controlled medications
More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone
Title: Oxycodone vs. HydrocodoneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 15, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to stop popping pain pills: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the opioid crisis is real. They report that, in 2012, more than 2 million people in the U.S.?had a substance use disorder related to prescription opioid pain relievers. Mayo Clinic experts want to help people who are hooked on prescription painkillers, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Natural Herbs for Pain Relief
When I was in medical school, doctors only wrote prescriptions for opioid painkillers for terminal cancer patients, surgical patients and critical emergencies. That's because they knew these drugs were lethal. Opioids come from the same poppy plant used to make opium and heroin. And just like those addictive street drugs, the risk of getting hooked on them is extremely high. It's incredible how things have changed since then… What are opioids prescribed for? Today, you're likely to get a prescription for opioids for just about any kind of pain. That includes chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression, heada...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Source Type: news

At the Frontline of the Opioid Epidemic, but Unable to Help
People seek out the emergency room to get painkillers, but the E.R. remains one of the hardest places to get help for an addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HELEN OUYANG, M.D. Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Pain-Relieving Drugs Emergency Medical Treatment Drug Abuse and Traffic Hospitals Buprenorphine (Drug) Naloxone (Drug) OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

Why Opioids Can Stop Working
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog The epidemic of opioid abuse and the resulting increases in overdoses and deaths have been front and center in the news for quite some time. Now a little appreciated effect called hyperalgesia, an increased sensitivity to pain, can make these drugs less effective for chronic pain leading people to take higher and higher doses seeking relief, increasing the chance of addiction. Opioids can actually prolong and amplify pain rather than relieving it. Opioids are pain relieving drugs that include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine and other related drugs including illegal ones s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: PBM Kept OxyContin Flowing; Zamboni Clings to CCSVI
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Toddlers' Hospitalizations For Opioid Poisoning Tripled Over 15 Years
By Ike Swetlitz Easy access to opioids has harmed even society's youngest members: The number of children and teenagers hospitalized for painkiller poisoning has doubled in recent decades, according to a study published Monday. Why it matters: This is the first study to look at national hospitalization rates among children and adolescents for opioid poisonings. "I'm really happy to see that the authors have looked at the potential consequences of prescription opioid availability for adolescents and children," said Robert Bossarte, director of the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center. "...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Toddlers' Hospitalizations For Opioid Poisoning Tripled Over 15 Years
By Ike Swetlitz Easy access to opioids has harmed even society's youngest members: The number of children and teenagers hospitalized for painkiller poisoning has doubled in recent decades, according to a study published Monday. Why it matters: This is the first study to look at national hospitalization rates among children and adolescents for opioid poisonings. "I'm really happy to see that the authors have looked at the potential consequences of prescription opioid availability for adolescents and children," said Robert Bossarte, director of the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center. "...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEA Is Cutting Production Of Prescription Opioids By 25 Percent In 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving to curb the national opioid epidemic by slashing the production of a number of popular prescription painkillers. In a notice published Wednesday in the federal register, the DEA finalized a previous order on 2017 production quotas for a variety of Schedule I and II drugs, including addictive narcotics like oxycodone, hydromorphone, codeine and fentanyl. The agency has the authority to set limits on manufacturing under the Controlled Substances Act. In a release, the DEA said it is reducing “the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication” by...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No FDA Approval for Abuse-Deterrent Oxycodone (Remoxy ER) No FDA Approval for Abuse-Deterrent Oxycodone (Remoxy ER)
The agency is asking for additional new trials on this abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone product.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Big Pharma spent $880 million fighting against state opioid restrictions
(NaturalNews) If you thought Big Pharma couldn't sink any lower, you were wrong. A recent report led by the Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity, has revealed that the manufacturers of opioid drugs, such as OxyContin, Vicodin and fentanyl, spent a whopping $880 million... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STAT Investigation Examines Abbott's Role in OxyContin Epidemic (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS An investigative article in STAT reveals the extent to which Abbott Laboratories pharmaceutical representatives went to promote OxyContin to physicians. For example, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids and billed dead patients
Hussein Awada wrote prescriptions, without any medical justification, for 80,000 doses of Oxycodone and other painkillers. He just settled a federal lawsuit that accused him of massive fraud. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristine Guerra Source Type: news

MorningBreak: OxyContin Donuts; PACE Takedown; Facebook's $$$ for Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Connecting The Dots Between The Opioid Epidemic And Philanthropy
This article was originally published on Recovery Brands' Pro Talk/Pro Corner. Allen Frances is a professor emeritus at Duke University and was the chairman of the DSM-IV task force. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcoholics who quit completely do better than those who dabble. I'm not surprised | David Ferguson
I tried, and failed, repeatedly to control my intake of intoxicating substances. Eventually I decided total sobriety was the only wayIn my last week of using drugs in the summer of 2005, I had a moment of clarity during a binge that combined codeine cough syrup, Ativan pills and ground-up Oxycontin that I was snorting. I was stumbling around the room – I was always a mess of bruises from head to foot in those days – trying to decide whether or not to take all the rest of the Ativan in the bottle when it occurred to me to ask myself, “Why is it that I can never get high enough? What exactly is it I’m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: David Ferguson Tags: Alcoholism Science Source Type: news

Nebulized Naloxone for Acute Opioid Overdose
Paramedics present to an urban emergency department with a middle aged man found unresponsive in a nearby alley The paramedics were unable to obtain IV access due to years of drug abuse and overall poor venous access. Physical Exam General: Middle aged male, unresponsive to painful stimuli Vital signs: P=57/min (sinus bradycardia) RR=5 breaths/min T=97.9 F BP: 165/90 mmHg Pulse Ox=98% on a non re-breather Head: normocephalic, atraumatic ENT: pupils pinpoint, minimally reactive, + gag reflex Lungs: clear to auscultation bilaterally, decreased respiratory rate Cardiac: regular rate and rhythm, no murmur Ext: cool to touch, g...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Marijuana May Alleviate America’s Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests
Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests.  In a study, researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999-2013 for 18 U.S states. They found that most states that passed medical marijuana laws saw an overall reduction in fatal crashes involving drivers who tested positive for opioids. “We would expect the adverse consequences of opioid use to decrease over time in states where medical marijuana use is legal, as individu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Marijuana May Alleviate America’s Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests
Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests.  In a study, researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999-2013 for 18 U.S states. They found that most states that passed medical marijuana laws saw an overall reduction in fatal crashes involving drivers who tested positive for opioids. “We would expect the adverse consequences of opioid use to decrease over time in states where medical marijuana use is legal, as individu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most on opioid painkillers OK with getting overdose antidote: Survey
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News A small survey of people taking opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin found that most were willing to also fill prescriptions for an overdose antidote. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey
TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 -- A new, small survey of people taking powerful opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin found that most were willing to also fill prescriptions for an overdose antidote. Three patients even used the antidote to treat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Roxicodone 15, 30 mg (Oxycodone Hydrochloride ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Maker Of Dangerous Opioid Is Spending Big To Stop Legal Pot In Arizona
A controversial pharmaceutical company that makes a highly addictive opioid donated $500,000 to a campaign fighting a ballot measure in Arizona that would legalize recreational marijuana. Proponents of the measure, Proposition 205, see Insys Therapeutics, the company behind the major contribution, as emblematic of the way the makers of dangerous painkillers block legalization efforts to pad their own profit margins. Marijuana is a cheaper and safer alternative to drugs that the likes of Insys sell, the advocates argue. “We are truly shocked by our opponents’ decision to keep a donation from what appears to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news