For First Time, Pharmaceutical Distributor Faces Federal Criminal Charges Over Opioid Crisis – The New York Times – April 23, 2019
The charges against the wholesaler, Rochester Drug Cooperative, and two of its former executives marked a new tactic for prosecutors in tackling the epidemic of addiction to prescription painkillers. Read More.
The United States is in the midst of the deadliest, most widespread drug epidemic in its history. Unlike epidemics of the past, this one did not start with mafias or street dealers. Some people have blamed quack doctors—profiteers running pill mills—but rogue physicians wrote no more than a fraction of the opioid prescriptions in America over the past two decades. Read More.
Two lots of a transdermal patch used for delivery of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl have been recalled because the patches inside some carton may contain a different dosage than the carton states. It could lead to potentially life-threatening consequences. Read More.
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April is National Minority Health Month and we want to shed a light on the current race disparities in drug overdose mortality in our state. Minnesota’s is one of the worst in the nation and we can all help make real change. American Indians are...
This Saturday is National #TakeBackDay. Properly and safely dispose of unused prescription drugs and help prevent overdoses.
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