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GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - Boston Medical Center Alison Merrill reports - Boston, MA: Originally patented in 1961 by scientists searching for a treatment for constipation caused by chronic opioid use, naloxone quickly began being used for a markedly different purpose — as the premier antidote to opioid overdose. But it wasn’t until the last decade, as the opioid crisis snowballed into an epidemic of…
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GREEN CROSS STRONG News INNOVATION – 8 Finalists Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids in International Mail

The White House reports - Washington, DC: Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate(S&T), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced eight finalists in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge, which is a $ million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – NJ Governor Murphy to deploy Lifesaving Overdose reversal Naloxone during Free Distribution Throughout New Jersey on June 18

Will Lifesaving Non Drug Abuser Diabetes Insulin be next ? GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS. Visit Participating Pharmacies to Anonymously Obtain Free Lifesaving Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses. NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS – Office of the Governor reports TRENTON, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey on June 18. As part…
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Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter into $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

BOSTON STRONG NEWS – DOJustice reports – Company admits to illegal promotion of Subsys, a powerful opioid painkiller BOSTON, MA – Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal resolution, Insys will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the government, Insys’s operating subsidiary…
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ICE FIELDS – 42 arrested throughout Colorado in one of the state’s largest black-market marijuana takedowns

GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - ICE reports - Multi-agency investigation identified about 240 residential marijuana grow locations DENVER — Forty-two people were arrested this week in one of the largest black-market marijuana enforcement actions in Colorado history. NEWS The case was investigated by the following agencies: North Metro Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 17th and 18th (Colorado) Judicial district attorneys. Special agents with Immigration…
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VT STRONG NEWS Industrial Opioid Disaster – Attorney General Donovan Sues Sackler Family, Makers of OxyContin

Mount Snow Owner Sued. Lawsuit Alleges Violations of Consumer Protection Act, Unjust Enrichment, Public Nuisance. Office of the Attorney General of Vermont reports ;Montpelier, VT: Attorney General Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma , makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. The lawsuit alleges that for over two decades the Sacklers personally oversaw Purdue’s deceptive marketing campaign. They…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers, 15 Individuals

VT STRONG NEWS – Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports – Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Fix Prices on 100+ Different Generic Drugs. Attorney General Donovan joined 43 states in in filing suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for…
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

BOSTON STRONG - DOJ BOSTON reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and private insurance carriers. Insys founder and former Executive Chairman John N. Kapoor,…
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Operation Oxy-Concourse: Attorney General James And DEA Take Down Narcotics Distribution Ring In New York City

Investigation Charges 28-Person Narcotics Operation With Conspiring To Purchase And Sell Tens of Thousands of Dangerous Prescription Pills Resulting In 181-Count Indictments. New York City Strong – BRONX, NY: Office of the Attorney General reports – Attorney General Letitia James and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced the indictment of 28 individuals involved in a large narcotics trafficking ring operating in the Bronx, Brooklyn,…
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