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

InFocus: The Saga of OxyContin
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Lawsuits Against Sackler Family As OxyContin Bankruptcy Talks Continue
Two dozen states had hoped to sue the owners of Purdue Pharma for their alleged role in the opioid crisis. But a federal bankruptcy has judge put the brakes on — again — until April 21.(Image credit: Toby Talbot/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Mann Source Type: news