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Virginia Doctor Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Illegal Opioid Prescriptions

Nathan Yerby ❘

Former doctor Joel Smithers earned $700,000 from unnecessary opioid prescriptions. He'll spend 40 years in prison for fueling the overdose crisis.

French Trial Begins For A Weight-Loss Pill That Killed 500 To 2,000 People

Nathan Yerby ❘

Laboratoires Servier, a major player in French Big Pharma, is on trial for marketing Mediator, a weight-loss pill which may have killed 2,000 people.

Oklahoma County Invests In Vivitrol Relapse Prevention For Former Inmates

Michael Muldoon ❘

Oklahoma is implementing a Vivitrol based addiciton treatment plan for newly released inmates in an attempt to slow down the rate of recidivism.

Prescription-Only App For Addiction Treatment Hits The Market

Jena Hilliard ❘

Pear Therapeutic's reSET-O app is the only FDA-approved, prescription-only, mobile app to help those struggling with addiction treatment.

HHS Secretary Announces New Rule To Allow Doctors To Access Patients’ Addiction Records

Nathan Yerby ❘

The Secretary of Health and Human Services has proposed a new rule to allow doctors to access information about a patient's history of addiction.

Study Breaks Down Prescription Opioid Users

Michael Muldoon ❘

A 2019 analysis has broken prescription opioid users into several subcategories to better understand the dynamics behind a large part of the epidemic.

Hepatitis A Spreads As Aftershock Of Opioid Epidemic

Michael Muldoon ❘

Hepatitis A has been spreading around the US at an alarming rate. Experts think the opioid epidemic is fueling this contagious infection, but how?

Meth Overdoses And Seizures On The Rise

Krystina Murray ❘

The number of meth overdoses and seizures are on the rise across the country, as the rates of meth use skyrocket in many areas.

New Research Exposes The 15 Most Dangerous Drugs

Jena Hilliard ❘

A new study reviewed the most dangerous drugs and drug mixtures based on side effects and death rates tracked by the federal government.

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