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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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Former National Sales Director of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy

Green Cross Strong news - DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Defendant bribed doctors to prescribe highly addictive opioid often when medically unnecessary BOSTON – The former National 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, often when medically unnecessary. Richard Simon, 48, of…
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OPIOID DISASTER – NJ Pharmacies ‘Standing Order’ to Dispense Naloxone

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ AG reports Naloxone is an opioid antidote medication designed to reverse the life threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Many New Jersey pharmacies dispense naloxone without an individualized prescription, using a "standing order" from a physician or the Department of Health. You can obtain Naloxone from your local pharmacy even if you are not the intended user, but a…
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Major League Baseball adds Cocaine and Opioids to “Drugs of Abuse” List, Removes Marijuana

Changes made to protect athletes from lethal and addictive substances. Marijuana and Alcohol removed from abuse list. Green Cross Strong news - New York, NY: MLB Communications reports - Today, @MLB and the @MLB_PLAYERS jointly announced significant changes to the Drug of Abuse provisions of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program NPR reports: Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To 'Drugs Of…
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Emergency Departments Across the Country are Overwhelmed with Demand

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center Lauren Padilla HealthCity reports POPULATION HEALTH. Demand for mental health services is surging across the country. In just under a decade, total emergency department (ED) visits related to mental health or substance use disorders (SUDs) have grown by nearly 45%. Meanwhile, access to behavioral health care lags behind.   The mismatch between behavioral health care supply and demand has created a…
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