Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, declared bankruptcy as part of a tentative deal to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits alleging that they and other opioid...
Andrew KolodnyIf you want to know how opioid makers deceived doctors into overprescribing, then you should watch this outstanding @qz video, which also covers how opioids are pushed internationally. Why America’s opioid epidemic is going global
Andrew KolodnyMany will be surprised to learn that JnJ, same company that makes band aids and baby shampoo, has been an opioid "kingpin." See-
Exclusive: Lawsuit says Johnson & Johnson was opioid "kingpin"
"The opioid crisis has only underscored our failure to provide adequate, safe, accessible treatment options for pain relief," Cindy Steinberg said.
Andrew Kolodny1) Not mentioned in this news story is that the woman in the cot represents a pharm industry front group that's taken millions from opioid makers including criminally charged Insys & Purdue.
The United States is among 14 high-income countries with declining life expectancy rates, according to new research recently published in the British Medical Journal. Unlike the other nations, deaths in the U.S. were concentrated among younger...
Andrew KolodnyUS sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults
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Andrew KolodnyThere's a change.org petition requesting disclosure of my financial ties to Reckitt/Indivior, the maker of Suboxone. I can make this easy- I don't have any. I have never had a financial relationship with a pharmaceutical company- even ones who make products we need. pic.twitter.com/62KwSEdS79
"It doesn't look like promotion. It looks like education, and it’s required for most physicians."
Andrew KolodnyThis outstanding investigative piece by @julia_lurie for @MotherJones should be required reading for anyone interested in opioid prescribing education: Doctors receive opioid training. Big Pharma funds it. What could go wrong?
History supplies precedents and lessons for the opioid epidemic raging in America today — but we seem to have largely forgotten both.
Andrew KolodnyOutstanding opinion piece by @nytimes editorial board. With the help of Professor David Courtwright, they place the North American opioid addiction epidemic in its historical context: An Opioid Crisis Foretold