Opioid

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Launches New Opioid Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements

BOSTON, Ms. – Today, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the launch of a new wave of public service announcements primarily aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers and consequences of abusing, selling and sharing opioids. The scope of the opioid crisis requires a multi-faceted government response that includes educating the public about opioids to … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Launches New Opioid Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goisse, Jr., Suspended Nurse Practitioner Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions

PITTSBURGH, PA – A suspended nurse practitioner has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of dispensing and distributing controlled substances and conspiring to distribute and dispense controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The 294-count Indictment, returned on Feb. 5, named Larry J. Goisse, Jr. 34, as … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goisse, Jr., Suspended Nurse Practitioner Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions

Florida News: Aventura, Dr. Jeanne E. Germeil, South Florida Pain Management Doctor Convicted of 11 Counts of Illegally Dispensing Opioid Drugs

Aventura, Florida – Dr. Jeanne E. Germeil, 55, of Aventura, Florida was convicted by a federal jury, on January 31, 2019, of eleven counts of dispensing controlled substances, opioid pain medications, without a legitimate medical purpose. U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Adolphus P. Wright … Continue reading Florida News: Aventura, Dr. Jeanne E. Germeil, South Florida Pain Management Doctor Convicted of 11 Counts of Illegally Dispensing Opioid Drugs

Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorneys Issue Warnings to Opioid Prescribers

Wisconsin – Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that their offices, in coordination with federal and state law enforcement agencies, have sent notification letters to numerous medical professionals around Wisconsin cautioning them about their … Continue reading Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorneys Issue Warnings to Opioid Prescribers

South Carolina News: Upstate Woman, Precias K. Freeman Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison in Opioid Conspiracy

Anderson, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Precias K. Freeman, 35, of Lyman, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson for her role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute hydrocodone. United States District Timothy M. Cain of Anderson sentenced Freeman to 210 months … Continue reading South Carolina News: Upstate Woman, Precias K. Freeman Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison in Opioid Conspiracy

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