Category: OCTOBER 2019

DEA SAYS IT DOESN’T ‘REGULATE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE’ AMID PATIENT BACKLASH TO PROPOSED OPIOID PRESCRIPTION CUTS

BY BLAKE DODGE ON 10/14/19 AT 1:18 PM EDT After hundreds of chronic pain patients begged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reconsider its proposed cuts to opioid production, the agency told Newsweek it’s not responsible for their inability to get prescriptions. If the DEA adopts the cuts, they would reduce production of some of…

IN WAKE OF $1.4B SUBOXONE PAYOUT, MENTAL HEALTH WATCHDOG, CCHR, SAYS PSYCHIATRIC INDUSTRY AND HOSPITALS CASH IN ON OPIOID CRISIS

A pharmaceutical company‚Äôs recent $1.4 billion settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over probes into its addiction treatment drug, Suboxone Film (buprenorphine and naloxone), has raised concerns about psychiatric drug treatments offered as solutions to the opioid crisis, the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says. [1] Buprenorphine, one of the…

DEA SAYS IT DOESN’T ‘REGULATE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE’ AMID PATIENT BACKLASH TO PROPOSED OPIOID PRESCRIPTION CUTS

BY BLAKE DODGE ON 10/14/19 AT 1:18 PM EDT After hundreds of chronic pain patients begged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reconsider its proposed cuts to opioid production, the agency told Newsweek it’s not responsible for their inability to get prescriptions. If the DEA adopts the cuts, they would reduce production of some of…