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Mail-Order Pharmacy’s $11 Million Opioid Settlement

For Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP), speed and volume trumped patient and public safety, and the Andover, Mass. business is paying the price for its questionable practices—to the tune of $11 million.The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office alleged that the mail-order pharmacy took inadequate safety...

Pharmaceutical Companies Conspire to Keep Opioid Addicts from Getting Help – Now States Are Fighting Back

You may not have heard of Suboxone, unless you have struggled with opioid addiction. This drug is a vital treatment in helping addicts to get the proverbial monkey off their back – and two drug companies have been conspiring to keep the price inflated by blocking the manufacture of...

The Opioid Addiction Crisis: Crypto Currencies, the “Dark Web” and Synthetic Opioids

Current efforts to deal with the ongoing opioid addiction crisis in the U.S. have been focusing on the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market the product. However, a recent story from Portland, Oregon about an 18-year-old girl who died from an opioid overdose highlights another, even more sinister aspect...

States That Impose an “Opioid Tax” Are Running Into Opposition From Big Pharma

The opioid addiction crisis continues unabated and federal regulators so far have failed to take any meaningful action. In an attempt to force pharmaceutical companies to bear some of the cost of treatment, several lawsuits have been filed by state, local and tribal governments – but the wheels of...

Judge Says Big Pharma Doesn’t Have To Pay For Opioid Epidemic In New York

A judge in Manhattan has blocked an effort by lawmakers to make drug manufacturers and distributors pay for the costs of cleaning up the opioid epidemic that they created. The judge said that these drug makers can’t be held financially liable because that would violate the commerce...

Insys Pharmaceutical Caught Intentionally Creating Opioid Addicts in Order to Boost Profits

It appears that are no limits to which Insys Therapeutics won't go in order to boost its opioid profits. Last week, the state of Arizona and health care provider Anthem filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against the Chandler-based pharmaceutical company over its powerful specialty opioid painkiller, Subsys®.According to...

Oxycontin Makers Will Not Market To Doctors Anymore

The maker of Oxycontin has said that they'll no longer market their opioids directly to doctors. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and attorney Peter Mougey discuss this issue.Transcript:Mike Papantonio: The maker of Oxycontin has said that they'll no longer market their opioids directly to doctors. This move isn't because...

Big Pharma: Creating a Nation of Addicts for Profit

It isn't a new story. Back in the days, celebrities like Judy Garland, Alan Jay Lerner and Elvis Presley were made into addicts by the physicians to whom they had entrusted their health care concerns. Those were unscrupulous doctors who saw opportunities to exert control over their well-heeled patients...

The Company Responsible for the Opioid Crisis Now Wants to Profit From Fixing It

Purdue Pharma, the company that brought us OxyContin and has been targeted in lawsuits by several states over its role in causing the opioid addiction crisis, now has an opportunity to profit from providing a solution.Just before the weekend, the Financial Times broke the story that Purdue was granted...

As the Nation Struggles With an Addiction Epidemic, the FDA Approves a New Opioid-Based Pain Medication

Just before the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for a new, powerful and fast-acting opioid medication, despite serious concerns that it will only add to the current addiction crisis.  The product, manufactured by small San Francisco-area pharmaceutical company, was approved by an FDA committee...