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Signs America’s Opioid Epidemic Might Finally Be Waning

SATURDAY, Oct. 3, 2020 — Here’s some heartening news on the opioid painkillers front: Abuse of the prescription medicines in the United States fell by more than one-quarter between 2007 and 2018. “Prior research has shown slight reductions in abuse rates, but our analysis shows we’re tracking statistically significant year-to-year declines in abuse, indicating that… Read More »

The real villain of the opioid crisis is the healthcare industry, experts say – MarketWatch

Getty Images SAN DIEGO — The opioid crisis in the United States is not the result of poverty. It wasn’t caused by income inequality, the financial crisis or globalization either. The clear villain is the healthcare industry. That’s the conclusion of two Princeton University economists, Angus Deaton and Ann Case, who have been studying opioid… Read More »

Insys founder Kapoor found guilty in landmark opioid bribery lawsuit

As the nation’s opioid epidemic grew like wildfire, federal prosecutors were never able to pin down the drugs’ manufacturers for their role in fueling the crisis. Turns out there’s a first time for everything. John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty Thursday on federal racketeering conspiracy charges. He was charged for his role in… Read More »