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

A book with fentanyl described and test tubes on a table illustrating pharmaceutical company creating fentanyl-based drugs

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 […]

Antidepressant and Opioid Drug Interactions

closeup of man pouring prescription pills into hand risking drug interactions between opioids and antidepressants

Patients who take antidepressants and opioids together can experience serious health risks. Despite that risk, doctors co-prescribed the two drug types in over 17 million office visits between 2013 and 2014, according to a 2018 study from Drug, Healthcare, and Patient Safety. New research has shed more light on the dangerous consequences of these drug […]