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Opioid Executive Guilty Verdict Means Other Pharma Execs Could Be Charged with Racketeering

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Insys Therapeutics’ founder was convicted of racketeering conspiracy related to fentanyl-based Subsys. Fentanyl is one of the leading causes of drug overdose deaths in the U.S., but effective fentanyl detox treatment is available. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 3, 2019 — Former billionaire and Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy by […]

Administration Is Finally Dealing with the Opioid Crisis Head-On

President Trump and his administration's CEA have identified causes of the opioid crisis and effective response tactics

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30, 2019 — The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released its report, “The Role of Opioid Prices in the Evolving Opioid Crisis,” on April 30, 2019, and the White House summarized the report in a fact sheet titled “Understanding and Addressing the Driving Forces of the Opioid Crisis.” Although this administration […]

FDA Addresses Discontinuation of Prescription Opioids

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Waismann Method® Applauds FDA’s Opioid Label Changes but Cautions New Guidelines Are Not Enough BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 10, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent efforts to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic have received backlash from pain management doctors and chronic pain patients. By curtailing access to prescription opioids for […]

Waismann Method®, One of the Pioneers of Rapid Detox, Celebrates 20 Years of Providing Effective Opioid Use Disorder Treatments

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The Waismann Method® team celebrates two successful decades of helping thousands of patients achieve freedom from opioid and alcohol dependence.  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., January 28, 2019,/PRNewswire-PR Web/ — Waismann Method Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependence is proud to announce its 20th year providing unparalleled success in opioid detoxification treatment. Located in Southern California, Waismann Method® […]

CDC Reports Highest Drug Overdose Death Rates in Record

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released provisional data showing 70,689 drug overdose deaths in 2017. We’ve analyzed the CDC release and responded in a press release of our own addressing what this data means for our communities. The data released showed the highest overdose death rate on record and reflects an increase […]

Death Rates from Fentanyl Analogs Doubled

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Waismann Method’s director Clare Waismann provides insight into the CDC reports on doubling of death rates from fentanyl analogs. According to the CDC’s Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report, the number of deaths from fentanyl and fentanyl analogs doubled in the first half of 2017 compared to the second half of 2016. “We need to reach patients […]

Suicide and Overdose

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Suicide and overdose are two primary causes of death in the United States. The issue becomes how to differentiate intentional overdoses versus accidental ones? Is emotional pain the real cause of most deaths in our society? If this is correct, then adequate and accessible mental health care should be the focus of our efforts. Numerous […]

Drugs for Opioid Abuse Treatment: A Solution or an Obstacle to Recovery

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Waismann Method, one of the world’s most successful opioid detox programs, has released some sobering statistics. When comparing the number of patients in the first part of 2017 to the same months of 2018, and the drugs they seek treatment from, the center found a 233% hike in detoxification for Suboxone dependence and other buprenorphine-based […]

Rising Incidence of Recreational Fentanyl Use Among Youth

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Fentanyl is a drug used medically for pain management, but for drug users, it can be a new way to achieve a high when combined with heroin. Recent research by the Waismann Method® opioid treatment specialists, reveals the striking increase in the number of recreational fentanyl use and users who are seeking detoxification. […] Fentanyl […]