Opioid

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 14, 2018 – A 45-count federal indictment was unsealed yesterday, charging Dr. Samson Orusa, 56, of Clarksville, Tennessee with maintaining a drug-involved premises; 22 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the bounds of professional medical practice; 13 counts of healthcare fraud; and nine counts of money laundering, announced … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

FDA News: FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs

SILVER SPRING, MD – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application (app) to help increase retention (the amount of time a patient participates) in an outpatient treatment program for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD).  The reSET-O app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition … Continue reading FDA News: FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

BOSTON, Ms. – As part of a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts has warned a number of medical professionals that their opioid prescribing practices have been identified as a source of concern. In a letter sent this week, United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling informed … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

Flurry of activity in federal prosecutions against heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid traffickers in South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons today announced additional progress made in the past six weeks by law enforcement in the fight against opioids. The epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction is, by now, distressingly familiar. … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

SIOUX FALLS, SD – “Jeff Sessions served as our nation’s 84th Attorney General with tremendous dignity, dedication, and distinction. He advanced the Administration’s priorities with strong leadership and purposeful expectations. He reinvigorated and motivated federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement professionals to perform at the highest levels and produce results that have greatly benefited … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

Alabama News: Statement of U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore on Attorney General Sessions

Alabama – As the first Alabamian to serve as the Nation’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions won the respect and loyalty of prosecutors and law enforcement officers across the Country. He was extremely active and personally invested in the work of prosecutors in 93 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and at Main Justice in Washington D.C. Under his … Continue reading Alabama News: Statement of U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore on Attorney General Sessions

United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

United States – The people of Michigan have voted to legalize – with certain restrictions – the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana under state law. However, marijuana continues to be an illegal drug under federal law. As the chief federal law enforcement officers in Michigan, we are providing this statement regarding the enforcement of … Continue reading United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

Ohio News: More than 22 tons of prescription medication were returned in Ohio as part of DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events last month

Ohio – More than 22 tons of prescription medication were returned in Ohio as part of DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events last month. The DEA’s Detroit Field Division, servicing Michigan and Ohio collected a total of 69,584 pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs. The state of Ohio collected 45,206 pounsd, while … Continue reading Ohio News: More than 22 tons of prescription medication were returned in Ohio as part of DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events last month