Legal News Roundup: August 19
Posted in In the news on August 19, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Ohio Opioid Case Going to Trial cleveland.com - A lawsuit filed by the state of Ohio against major opioid distributors is scheduled to go to trial in October. The lawsuit aims to hold the defendants responsible for the devastation from the opioid...
Off-label use of breakthrough cancer pain drug linked to serious opioid addiction and death
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 14, 2018
[caption id="attachment_9396" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Subsys[/caption] Cancer patients who are receiving regular pain medication and management can sometimes still experience sudden, intense flare-ups called breakthrough pain. Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain relief mouth spray, was developed by Insys Therapeutics and approved by the FDA to treat the condition. The drug delivers a painkiller mist 100...
Opioids Are Being Overprescribed After a C-Section
Posted in Health & Wellness on November 6, 2017
There is no one cause of the opioid epidemic, which is hitting Ohio especially hard. The issue is very complex. However, we know that many people become addicted to opioids after being prescribed painkillers. The prescription drugs hydrocodone and oxycodone can be gateway drugs to heroin and fentanyl, among others. (more…)
Opioid-Related Car Accidents Are On The Rise
Posted in Accident & Injury, Drug & Medical Devices on August 10, 2017
The opioid crisis is hitting Ohio especially hard. Abuse of prescription painkillers like fentanyl and oxycodone, as well as heroin, has risen dramatically over the past decade: In 2005: Approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States 500 deaths in Ohio In 2015: Approximately 33,000 deaths in the United States 2,700 deaths in Ohio Alarmingly, experts...