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MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Boston Strong – Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and…
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MA public health officials confirm fourth death from a vaping-associated lung injury

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA MA Dept of Health reports A fourth person has died of a vaping-associated lung injury, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today. The patient, a man in his 70s from Middlesex County, reported vaping tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an ingredient found in marijuana. The case is among the 36 confirmed cases of e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI)…
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Drug Overdose Deaths Declined for the First Time in 29 years

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports Today, White House officials issued the following statements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released official 2018 mortality statistics that showed drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in 29 years. “This sign of progress is an example of what can happen when an Administration prioritizes an issue, makes the necessary…
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Insys Founder Billionaire John Kapoor Sentenced to 5 1/2 Years in Prison for Opioid Scheme

Green Cross Strong news - DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Founder and Former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison Defendant sentenced for his role in bribing practitioners to prescribe highly addictive pain medication, often when medically unnecessary BOSTON – The founder of Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for orchestrating…
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Former Insys Therapeutics Vice President of Sales Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy

Green Cross Strong news - DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Defendant testified at trial that Insys targeted “pill mills” to push fentanyl-based opioid BOSTON – The former Vice President of Sales of Insys Therapeutics was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners to unnecessarily prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication and defraud healthcare…
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First in the Nation NJ Bans Flavored Vape Products Permanently

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Make New Jersey First State in the Nation to Impose Permanent Ban on Flavored Vape Products. Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to impose a permanent ban on flavored vape products. The legislation (S3265) prohibits the sale and…
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Former Regional Sales Director for Insys Therapeutics Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy

Green Cross Strong news - DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Defendant recruited and bribed corrupt and prolific prescribers of highly potent opioid BOSTON – A former Regional Sales Director for Insys Therapeutics was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for bribing practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain medication, often when medically unnecessary. Sunrise Lee, 38, of Bryant City, MI, was sentenced…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Former Regional Sales Director for Insys Therapeutics Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy

Green Cross Strong news - DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Defendant bribed physicians and encouraged sales reps to profit from criminal scheme. BOSTON – A former Regional Sales Director for Insys Therapeutics was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in conspiring to bribe practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain medication. Joseph A. Rowan, 45, of Panama City, Fla.,…
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