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

Insys Therapueutics’ 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…

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Antidepressant and Opioid Drug Interactions

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…