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Judge overseeing Purdue Pharma bankruptcy approves $1.3 million bonus for CEO

January 27, 2020
Sales and Marketing Election 2020, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, US Presidential Race, fentanyl, opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma’s CEO Craig Landau can receive a $1.3 million bonus, ruled a judge. Judge Robert Drain said the company …


Johnson & Johnson sued by Washington State for role in the opioid crisis

January 3, 2020
Medical Communications Bernie Sanders, Johnson & Johnson, OxyContin, fentanyl, opioid crisis, opioids

The state of Washington sued pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson for deceptive marketing that said their opioids were effective for …


Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor found guilty of bribing doctors

May 3, 2019
Medical Communications Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, Subsys, fentanyl, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

The founder of opioid drugmaker Insys Therapeutics has been found guilty of bribing doctors in order to persuade them to …


UK launches drug testing service for illicit drugs

February 25, 2019
Sales and Marketing Home office, UK, cocaine, drugs, fentanyl, illicit substances, recreational drugs

The UK Home Office have licensed a drug-checking service for users of illicit substances. The yearlong pilot project, run by …

FDA controversially approves potent opioid up to ten times stronger than fentanyl

November 6, 2018
Sales and Marketing Dsuvia, FDA, US, fentanyl, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

Despite voices of criticism, the FDA has opted to approve AcelRX’s Dsuvia (sufentanil), an opioid medication said to be five …

Fentanyl execution gets go-ahead in federal court

August 14, 2018
Manufacturing and Production Nebraska, execution, fatalities, fentanyl, valium

The first execution in the United States using the powerful opioid fentanyl, is set to take place in Nebraska on …

Letters to doctors reduce opioid prescriptions, study shows

August 10, 2018
Medical Communications OxyContin, USA, fentanyl, opioid, opioid crisis, research, study

A study has shown that Doctors who received a letter from the medical examiner’s office informing them of their patient’s …

Insys Therapeutics reaches $150m agreement to settle opioid marketing case

August 9, 2018
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Litigation, Subsys, US Department of Justice, fentanyl, insys, opioid, pharma

The Arizona-based pharma company Insys Therapeutics has reached an agreement to pay $150 million to the US Department of Justice …

Fentanyl-related deaths spike in England and Wales

August 7, 2018
Manufacturing and Production fentanyl, heroin, ons, opioid crisis, opioids, statistics

Deaths linked to the powerful opioid fentanyl have increased by 30% in England and Wales. Figures from the Office for …

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Illegally manufactured fentanyl drives deaths in Ontario

July 5, 2018
Medical Communications Crisis, Ontario, canda, epidemic, fentanyl, opioid

Illicit forms of the powerful opioid fentanyl have been driving increased rates of opioid-related deaths in the Canadian province of …


Facebook takes action against drug peddlers on Instagram

April 9, 2018
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Facebook, biotech, drugs, fentanyl, instagram, opioid, opioid epidemic, pharma, pharmaceutical

Facebook can’t catch a break at the moment, after being widely criticised for its practices over the security of users’ …

J&J struck by €25m fine over fentanyl pain patch

December 20, 2017
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Johnson & Johnson, biotech, drugs, fentanyl, pharma, pharmaceutical

Johnson & Johnson has been fined by France’s competition authority, Autorité de la Concurrence, after it alleges the company had …


Insys Pharma founder charged over “nationwide conspiracy” to illegally distribute fentanyl

October 27, 2017
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Insys Pharma, Subsys, fentanyl, opioid crisis, opioids

John N Kapoor, the 74-year old founder of Insys Pharma, has been legally charged over his involvement in driving a …


Teva under investigation over illegal rebate offers to Ontario pharmacies

October 20, 2017
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Teva, fentanyl, opioids, oxycodone

Israeli drugmaker Teva has again become embroiled in a scandal investigated by the Ontario government for allegedly bribing pharmacies to …

Record number of drug-related deaths, as opioid crisis hits UK

August 2, 2017
Medical Communications, Research and Development biotech, drug deaths, drugs, fentanyl, opioid, pharma, pharmaceutical

Numbers released by the Office for National Statistics (ONC) has revealed that drug misuse deaths were at a record high, …

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