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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

Mayor Marty Walsh reports – Increasing access to naloxone has been a core strategy in the City’s approach to countering the opioid epidemic. Municipal buildings in Boston will now be equipped with opioid overdose reversal kits to help anyone in need. ----------- BOSTON STRONG news – Office of the Mayor reports – Naloxone donation will further enhance the City’s overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON – Saturday, July…
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“The excuse that ‘I am simply dealing this drug to support my own habit because I can’t get into treatment or have to wait to get into treatment and I simply need to sell this drug so I don’t get sick …’ is not valid,” Thomas Anderson VT Public Safety Comm

Green Cross Strong news - VT Digger .org reports - Brattleboro, VT: BRATTLEBORO — Local Police Chief Michael Fitzgerald stood by listening as Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson read the proverbial riot act to drug dealers who’ve pushed this southeastern town’s opioid overdose numbers to the highest in the state. ... Share More:
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Community Narcan Training Extends Our Life-Saving Capacity

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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Radiation Treatment Increases Cardiac Risk for Lung Cancer Patients

Study finds high risk of a major cardiovascular event within two years of exposure to thoracic radiotherapy and cardiac radiation dose Brigham and Women’s Hospital reports - Boston, MA — As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients’ lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure. A new…
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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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