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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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Understanding and Addressing the Driving Forces of the Opioid Crisis

"Addiction is not our future. We will liberate our country from this crisis." President Donald J. Trump DRIVING FORCES BEHIND THE CRISIS: A new report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) looks at some of the underlying forces that have driven this crisis. Today, CEA is releasing a report detailing some of the driving forces behind the opioid order to effectively address this…
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President Donald J. Trump Is Fighting to End the Opioid Crisis That Has Devastated Too Many American Communities

Remarks by President Trump at Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit | Atlanta, GA. Hyatt Regency – Atlanta, Georgia. 1:45 EDT MRS. TRUMP:  Thank you, Congressman ; It is an honor to be with ; Today, we come together to address an issue that is close to all of our hearts: saving Americans from the disease of opioid addiction. Before I begin, I want to…
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Poppy Cultivation and Potential Opium Production in Afghanistan

White House reports - Washington, DC: The annual United States Government estimate of “Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation and Potential Opium Production” found poppy cultivation decreased in 2018 compared to 2017, but remained at a near record high.  Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan declined 33 percent, from 329,000 hectares in 2017 to 221,000 hectares in 2018.  Similarly, potential pure opium production dropped by 42 percent, from 9,140 metric…
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Multi-agency Partnership Launches $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids

Washington, DC: The White House reports - Today, the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $ million USD global prize competition, was launched by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). The Challenge calls upon innovators to submit novel plans for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools…
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DEA announces enhanced tool for registered drug manufacturers and distributors to combat opioid crisis

WASHINGTON, DC: DEA reports – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the launch of an enhanced system to help more than 1,500 registered drug manufacturers and distributors nationwide more effectively identify potential illicit drug diversion and combat the opioid epidemic. On Oct. 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act,” or…
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