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America Has an Addiction Crisis....
technologyAmerica Has an Addiction Crisis. ‘Digital Rehab’ Could Help Millions
One company has moved opioid abuse treatment online, giving it huge potential to help people — whatever their circumstances


Re-engineered plant compound treats...
sciencechemistryRe-engineered plant compound treats opioid addiction in mice
The abuse of prescription and illegal opioids, such as morphine and heroin, is a major problem in the U.S., with devastating public health, economic and social consequences. That's why scientists are searching for new medicines to help break the


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'Levitating' proteins could help...
sciencechemistry'Levitating' proteins could help diagnose opioid abuse, other diseases
Researchers at Michigan State University's Precision Health Program have helped develop a fascinating new method for detecting the density of proteins in the blood—a method that could vastly improve the rate at which diseases are detected and


Walgreens Will Pay $7.5 Million to...
healthWalgreens Will Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Unlicensed-Pharmacist Claims
For over a decade, Kim Thien Le handled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions without a license, including many for highly addictive opioids like oxycodone, prosecutors in California have said.


Feds: Health Record Company Pushed...
technologyFeds: Health Record Company Pushed Opioids on Doctors in Deal with Drug Manufacturer
Federal authorities say that the health record software company Practice Fusion was paid by a major opioid manufacturer to promote the prescription of opioids to doctors who were attempting to view patients' electronic records.


Practice Fusion, backed by top VCs...
technologyPractice Fusion, backed by top VCs before selling in 2018, pushed doctors to prescribe opioids in kickback scheme
Practice Fusion, a medical records startup that attracted more than $150 million from VCs, including at Founders Fund, Kleiner Perkins, and Artis Ventures, has received no shortage of negative press coverage since selling to its older and publicly


Medicare Will Now Pay For Acupuncture...
healthMedicare Will Now Pay For Acupuncture In Part Due To Opioid Abuse
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America.


A pharmaceutical company founder is...
worldusaA pharmaceutical company founder is sentenced to more than 5 years in opioid bribery case
The founder of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics has been sentenced to five years and five months in prison for bribing medical professionals to use his fentanyl-based medication, federal officials said.


Drug Company Founder Gets 5 Years in...
technologyDrug Company Founder Gets 5 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme to Boost Opioid Profits
John Kapoor, the founder of Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced to just over five years in prison Thursday, far short of the 15 years that federal prosecutors had asked for after he was first found guilty in Boston last year.


Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison...
healthInsys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme
The company executive, John Kapoor, was accused of bribing doctors and misleading insurers to increase sales of a highly addictive painkiller.




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