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
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
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, 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
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.
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.
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.