Opioid manufacturers, drug distributors, and pharmacy chains continue to get hit with lawsuits alleging they fueled the nation’s opioid crisis through deceptive marketing and negligence.
The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the company of the unfair and deceptive marketing of opioid painkillers.
The crackdown on opioid-related cases was reported as part of the Justice Department’s annual announcement of health care fraud enforcement efforts.
Recent lawsuits are asking courts whether the current crisis is comparable to the one over tobacco in the ’90s.
Managing post-op pain is a team effort—and who better to lead the team than a medication expert?
Laws in more than half the states are likely to prevent NPs from using their licenses in rural areas that need it most.
Nurses can play an important role in reducing opioid deaths through their assessments and monitoring of patients.
Research shows that since 1999, consumption of hydrocodone has more than doubled and consumption of oxycodone increased by nearly 500%.
The latest statistics come as authorities in several parts of the United States grapple with opioid and heroin crises.
Some ER doctors are three times more likely than others to prescribe opioids.