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Opioid company executives found guilty of racketeering

Andrew Lelling, US attorney for the district of Massachusetts, hailed the convictions as “the first successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the illicit marketing and prescribing of opioids.” The trial put on display sales tactics such as lap dances to lure doctors and a company vice president who dressed as a… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »