Tag Archives: Opioid

Study links opioid epidemic to painkiller marketing

(Reuters Health) – Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses. In a county-by-county analysis, they found that when drug companies increased their opioid marketing budgets by just $ 5.29 per 1,000 population, the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors went up by… Read More »

Smartphone App Detects Opioid Overdose

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a smartphone app that can detect if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose. The app uses sonar to monitor the breathing rate of a user, which it can do from up to three feet away, to assess if someone is experiencing an overdose. So far, the technology… Read More »

New Hampshire physician assistant guilty of Insys opioid kickback scheme

(Reuters) – A former physician assistant in New Hampshire was convicted on Tuesday of charges that he accepted nearly $ 50,000 in kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) in exchange for prescribing its addictive fentanyl spray. FILE PHOTO: Christopher Clough, a former physician assistant, arrives at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., December… Read More »