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Posts Tagged ‘opioids’

Kentucky doctor gets prison sentence for fentanyl, opioid prescriptions that led to fatal overdoses

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A Kentucky doctor will spend one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to illegally prescribing fentanyl and other opioid painkillers to her patients. Several of the patients who inappropriately received prescription painkillers from Clella Louise Hayes later died from overdoses caused by the drugs. (more…)

Donation by fentanyl maker Insys to opponents of Arizona marijuana legalization law sparks criticism

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Supporters of a proposed Arizona law that would decriminalize marijuana use have criticized a recent donation by Insys Therapeutics – the manufacturer of the fentanyl sublingual spray Subsys – to a group campaigning against the law. Critics say that a $500,000 donation from Insys to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy (ARDP) was made in an effort to boost a recently approved drug manufactured by the company based on a synthetic version of the active ingredient in marijuana. (more…)

North Carolina hospital faces fentanyl lawsuit over patient incapacitated from pain patch overdose

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a North Carolina woman who was incapacitated after being treated with the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl alleges that the woman was wrongfully administered the drug while being treated at a local hospital. Dorothy Juanita Phillips died 18 months after she was treated with the fentanyl pain patch at the Alamance Health Care Center in Burlington, North Carolina. (more…)

Researchers working to develop fentanyl vaccine to prevent fatal opioid overdoses

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute are working on a vaccine that could help to prevent overdoses and addiction involving the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl. Scripps researchers say that they recently completed successful preclinical trials for the fentanyl vaccine and are working to develop a vaccine that could be used to treat patients who suffer fentanyl overdoses or other complications from the drug. (more…)

Military veterans treated with opioid painkiller may face increased risk of fentanyl, heroin abuse

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Health experts say that increases in the use of prescription painkillers by soldiers and military veterans may increase their risk of turning to powerful opioids such as fentanyl. Increases in the number of injured soldiers due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a nationwide increase in the rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions, could place troops at risk of fentanyl abuse or overdose. (more…)