Tag Archives: Opioid

Harvard specialist focuses on opioid crisis as U.S. life expectancy drops

GAZETTE: Do you see the overdose epidemic continuing? McHUGH: It’s hard to say. Unfortunately, last year’s increase of 9.6 percent suggests that the efforts that are now ongoing — and there’s quite a bit of attention on this — are not sufficient. A big part is access to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, which are extremely potent opioids.… Read More »

Former Insys executive pleads guilty to opioid bribe scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) – A former executive at Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe the company’s powerful opioid medication and entered into a deal to cooperate with prosecutors. Alec Burlakoff (L), former vice president of sales at Insys, arrives to appear in federal court after… Read More »