Earlier this year Federal Agents arrest the founder of Insys Therapeutics, during an early morning raid. Charges came about from an alleged scheme to get doctors to prescribe painkillers too patients who don’t need it. Billionaire founder and the former CEO founder of Insys Therapeutics John Kapoor who is 74, was taken into custody in Phoenix, Arizona. He is facing charges of racketeering, conspiracy, bribery, and fraud.
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Health-care providers permitted to share information with family and friends if patient is in crisis or incapacitated
Source: Wall Street Journal
By Michelle Hackman
Oct.27, 2017 7:19 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced Friday it is relaxing a federal privacy rule that prevents health providers from notifying family members about a drug overdose, one of the administration’s most significant policy shifts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.
Updated 10:14 AM ET, Thu October 26, 2017
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, after months of promising to take sweeping action to combat opioids, will use an event at the White House on Thursday to declare the crisis a public health emergency, White House officials tell CNN.
The move is different from the broad order Trump previewed over the last few months. The President, according to these officials, will direct acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan to declare a public health emergency under the Public Health Services Act — which directs federal agencies to provide more grant money to combat the epidemic — not a national emergency through the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
BY CHRISTOPHER GLAZEK OCT 16, 2017
You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?