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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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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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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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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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Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Regional Joint Summit on Cannabis and Vaping in New York City 10/17/2019. with Governor Phil Murphy, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf in Manhattan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office) Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governors Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey,…
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