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Insys Found Guilty of Criminal Charges: Now What?

Last week, a federal jury found executives at a large opioid manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe their fentanyl-based painkiller, Subsys, among other crimes including criminal racketeering. John Kapoor, the company’s founder, was found guilty alongside four other executives. Richard Simon, the former national director of sales; Sunrise Lee, former regional sales

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Can Vaping E-cigarettes Cause Seizures?

Can vaping e-cigarettes cause seizures? The FDA thinks it's possible. Vaping flavored nicotine is a relatively new phenomenon without case studies or long-term research into the effects. One thing we know is that nicotine is an addictive substance that can cause a lot of changes in the user, especially once they are addicted. Proponents in

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PA Treatment Network Accused of Fraud Conspiracy

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office recently charged the co-founder and former executives of an addiction treatment network, accusing them of profiting off addicts by fraudulently billing insurance companies to the tune of 44 million dollars in insurance money for treatment, with little interest in helping addicted clients get clean and sober. The charges announced by

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Addiction Counselor Creates App To Save Lives

Recovering from addiction requires the help of an active support community, family and friends. But not everyone who needs this kind of assistance has the support systems in place. This is why Lucien Izraylov, an addiction counselor who is also a recovering addict has created an app that can help those without support structures to

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Recovery Coaches Work to Fill Treatment Gaps

There is still an opioid problem in America, but there’s also a problem with access to the health care required to fix the addiction epidemic. Opioids are such a problem that South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Alaska, Virginia, and Massachusetts all issued a state of emergency declaration in the past few years. However, funding

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Prison Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Leads to 60% Decrease in OD’s

This week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Gina Raimondo's took a tour of the facilities for inmates and people involved in the post-incarceration program. Gov. Raimondo then participated in a roundtable discussion about the state's medication-assisted treatment program. Introduced in 2017, the program offers inmates in the prison system, also called AC)

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Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations Jumped 245% in 7 Years

An alarming uptick of amphetamine use, such as crystal meth and speed, has quietly taken center stage for some hospitals also struggling with opioids abuse. Between 2008 and 2015, Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245%, according to the American Medical Association’s latest report. The increase is a startling reminder that the addiction epidemic isn’t isolated

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