McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales
The firm faced criticism after a report revealed that consultants had discussed destroying documents related to the opioid business and proposed that a drugmaker pay its distributors rebates for overdoses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic McKinsey & Purdue Pharma House of Representatives Senate Hawley, Josh D (1979- ) Murphy, Philip D (1957- ) Schatz, Brian Source Type: news

New Guidelines Cover Opioid Use After Children ’s Surgery
Parents should not be afraid of managing the child ’s pain with opioids when they are needed, but should make sure a child does not have access to leftover doses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Children and Childhood Parenting Surgery and Surgeons Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses
Court filings reveal consultants ’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic McKinsey & Purdue Pharma CVS Caremark Corporation Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

'Is anybody in there?' Life on the inside as a locked-in patient
Jake Haendel spent months trapped in his body, silent and unmoving but fully conscious. Most people never emerge from ‘locked-in syndrome’, but as a doctor told him, everything about his case is bizarreJake Haendel was a hard-partying chef from a sleepy region of Massachusetts. When he was 28, his heroin addiction resulted in catastrophic brain damage and very nearly killed him. In a matter of months, Jake ’s existence became reduced to a voice in his head.Jake ’s parents had divorced when he was young. He grew up between their two homes in a couple of small towns just beyond reach of Boston, little more than strip...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Wilbur Tags: Health Science Death and dying Coronavirus Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty Over Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges linked to the Oxycontin maker ' s role in the nation ' s opioid epidemic. In a virtual hearing Tuesday with a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, Purdue admitted that it... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Role in Opioid Crisis
The admission in federal court brought a formal end to a major investigation that resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement between the drug maker and the government. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Benner Tags: Purdue Pharma OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Sackler Family Compensation for Damages (Law) Justice Department Drug Enforcement Administration United States Politics and Government Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges
Purdue Pharma LP pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges related to nation's opioid crisis
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three federal criminal charges related to the company's role in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case
Purdue Pharma says its guilty plea over its role in the opioid crisis is “an essential step to preserve billions of dollars” for the settlement it is pursuing in bankruptcy court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue pleads guilty to charges related to opioid crisis
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bankruptcy judge OKs federal settlement with Purdue Pharma
A bankruptcy judge has given his approval to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's $8 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Acute administration of oxycodone, alcohol, and their combination on simulated driving-preliminary outcomes in healthy adults - Babalonis S, Coe MA, Nuzzo PA, Lofwall MR, Ali N, Sloan PA, Fanucchi LC, Walsh SL.
RATIONALE: Epidemiological data indicate that drivers testing positive for an opioid drug are twice as likely to cause a fatal car crash; however, there are limited controlled data available. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to assess the ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Provinces pursue OxyContin maker for $67B US in costs associated with Canada's opioid crisis
In an effort to claw back the public health-care costs incurred by the opioid crisis, Canada's provinces have filed a $67.4-billion US claim against OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Mariah App, an augmented reality program, reveals haunting link of Met’s Sackler Wing to opioid crisis
Creators’ device calls attention to famous philanthropist family’s ownership of Purdue Pharma, which made and marketed OxyContin. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news