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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2018 17:30)

Maura Healey, Attorney General, Massachusetts and her Lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

Recently AG Healey "took on" the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, but did she really?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Massachusetts AG Maura T. Healey Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive OxyContin.

A concerning issue in the Massachusetts lawsuit is that AG Healey worked for the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr who represented Purdue Pharma as a client. Perhaps more unsettling, Healey's "life partner" is currently a partner in this same firm who still represents Purdue Pharma.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-31-2018 15:36)

Coke, Meth And Booze: The Flip Side of the Permian Oil Boom

A subculture of drug cocktails haunts the oil industry.

(LONDON / OilPrice.com) - drugs The fastest-growing oil region in the U.S. is fueling not only the second American shale revolution—it's fueling a subculture of drug and alcohol abuse among oil field workers.

The Permian shale play in West Texas is once again booming with drilling and is full of oil field workers, some of which are abusing drugs and alcohol to help them get through long shifts, harsh working conditions, and loneliness and isolation.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-12-2018 22:45)

FDA can be sued in Prescription Opioid Epidemic -- and should be!

"...the clinical evidence review found insufficient evidence to determine long-term benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain..."

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - big pharma The FDA's approval of dangerous prescription opioids over the years can best be described as "fire, aim, ready" as the epidemic continues to rage out of control.

I encourage every Attorney General and law firm in the country suing Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin to read this filing carefully and apply it to current and future lawsuits.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2018 15:43)

How American Healthcare can Recover from Decline

Lack of care can be linked to the opioid crisis currently gripping rural America.

(SALEM, Ore.) - opioid crisis Last year the Commonwealth Fund, an independent think tank, presented a troubling report on the condition of the US healthcare system. It found that the US had the worst performing medical system out of 11 countries with a similar economic and social profile, and was spending more money but getting poorer results.

The US has the lowest life expectancy and the longest waiting times for treatment out of the countries surveyed. It also has relatively high rates of infant mortality and the highest rate of mortality due to preventable causes.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2018 16:39)

Trump Wants Death Penalty for Drug Dealers,
Does that Include Criminal Pharmaceutical Execs?

"War criminals" Insys Therapeutics and Purdue Pharma are responsible
for opioid deaths and addictions, so ...?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - John Kapoor President Trump calls for extermination of drug dealers responsible for causing deaths.

Should he include the pharmaceutical executives who knowingly marketed their dangerous opioids criminally which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths?

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Salem-News.com (Mar-07-2018 00:07)

Stop Power Players From Protecting Pharmaceutical Criminals

Rudy Giuliani succeeded in keeping Purdue Pharma out of prison resulting in thousands of deaths!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - pharma With Giuliani's shrewd legal skills utilized, Purdue Pharma continued to make billions of dollars while their created prescription opioid epidemic raged out of control.

In 2007, Purdue Pharma's net worth was a few billion dollars. In 2017, Purdue Pharma's net worth was approximately $34 billion.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-06-2018 15:40)

Call for Senator Orrin Hatch to be Named in Opioid Lawsuits Nationwide

This past week U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced his retirement from the Senate at 83 years old.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Senator Hatch Before Mr. Hatch attends his retirement party as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, maybe some vital matters should be addressed.

I am calling for Hatch to be charged with obstruction of justice and named as a defendant in the many lawsuits filed throughout the country against pharmaceutical companies such as Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.


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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2017 17:37)

Lynn R. Webster, MD Sets Standard for DEA Investigations

Following the trail of the prescription opioid epidemic and the DEA's efforts to expose the purveyors.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Forest Tennant In 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched an investigation of then-president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Lynn R. Webster, MD, related to overdose deaths at Webster’s Lifetree Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City.

It was alleged there were up to 100 deaths at Webster's clinic which was raided by the DEA.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-27-2017 15:15)

Fentanyl Overdose Death Investigation in Wisconsin Leads to Portland Arrest

Selling & buying illegal drugs on the Dark Net is a bad choice.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Joseph R. Caruso In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, and the deaths are increasing according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

This is the third major case this year that the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce has worked with ties to the Dark Net, Fentanyl and overdose deaths. Officials want to warn the public that Fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-20-2017 18:58)

Salem Health Responds to Opioid Epidemic

Salem Health Responds to Opioid Epidemic

(SALEM, Ore.) - drug addiction Everywhere you turn, this trend has been in the news. But this news isn’t fake. Statistics in Oregon alone back up the claim:

“In 2014, enough opioids were prescribed in Oregon for nearly every person in the state to have a bottle.” — Oregon Assistant Attorney General David Hart.

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