Tag Archives: Opioid

Allscripts’ Practice Fusion admits to illegal kickbacks from opioid maker, agrees to $145M settlement

San Francisco-based EHR developer Practice Fusion has agreed to pay $ 145 million alongside an admission that it “solicited and received kickbacks from a major opioid company” in exchange for clinical decision support (CDS) alerts promoting unnecessary prescription opioids, according to a release from the US Department of Justice. In a settlement announced yesterday (and hinted at… Read More »

Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme

A federal judge sentenced John Kapoor, the founder of the opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, to five and a half years in prison Thursday for his role in a racketeering scheme that bribed doctors to prescribe a highly addictive opioid and misled insurers. The case had been closely watched because it represented a rare criminal inquiry… Read More »

Hospital chain pledges to cut opioid prescriptions 40 percent by 2018 in face of painkiller epidemic

After marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older. Education Images | UIG | Getty Images A Utah-based hospital chain pledged Wednesday to slash the number of opioid pills prescribed for patients with acute pain at its facilities by 40 percent by the end of 2018.… Read More »

Tennessee AG’s wife holds Walgreens stock amid opioid suits

The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years By The Associated Press November 27, 2019, 1:38 AM 1 min read The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid epidemic settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years.… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson stock climbs as judge reduces opioid penalty to $465 million

Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Johnson & Johnson shares climbed about 3% Friday after an Oklahoma judge reduced the penalty the company must pay over the state’s opioid lawsuit from $ 572 million to $ 465 million. Immediately after the reduction, the company said it would appeal… Read More »

Baxter International named in opioid complaint by Georgia county

(Reuters) – Medical supply company Baxter International Inc has been named in a complaint along with other makers and distributors of opioids for improperly marketing the drugs, a filing showed on Thursday. Baxter, which also makes generic drugs, said it was served in August with the amended complaint filed by Fayette County in the multi-district… Read More »