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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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United States-Canada Statement on Joint Action Plan on Opioids

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports On January 31, 2020, officials of the governments of the United States and Canada convened in Washington, at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to move forward with a bilateral initiative to find solutions to the opioid crisis affecting both nations. When President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…
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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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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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