Stories tagged: opioids
Sat., June 11, 2016
One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …
Fri., April 29, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
Fri., April 1, 2016
A Spokane Valley doctor accused of recklessly writing prescriptions for painkillers said the state investigation is a vengeful effort to discredit his practice.
Fri., March 18, 2016
A Spokane Valley doctor is accused of prescribing opioids to at least 18 patients “in a remarkably dangerous fashion,” state regulators say. .
Wed., March 2, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have added $600 million in emergency money to a measure designed to combat the nation’s heroin and opioid-addiction epidemic.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016
The number of heroin overdose deaths has skyrocketed in Washington since 2010; two bills in this session want to give people more tools to commit their loved ones for treatment.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
The Obama administration will propose a significant boost in federal spending to battle the nation’s heroin addiction epidemic when the president unveils his budget recommendations next week.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey said in a statement that he has put a hold on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, the No. 2 official at the agency who was …