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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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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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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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In UT, “Parents with Children Program” Helps Addicted Keep Kids

In Salt Lake City, Utah, a new program has launched to help addicted parents re-unite with their child housed by social services in Odyssey House’s “Parents with Children Program.” The program, which focuses on keeping families together, has provided a lifeline for those with drug problems. Instead of separating children from parents completely, participants still

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What is the Alternatives to Opioids Law?

Just last week, the House of Representatives passed the Alternative to Opioids law, designed to empower hospitals and other medical providers with information and tools to minimize the number of opioid drugs prescribed. Created by U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr., who hails from New Jersey, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) Emergency Department Act meant to

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