Opioids

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

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Attends Roundtable Discussion in St. Louis to Discuss Opioid Crisis

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson attended a roundtable discussion in the City of St. Louis to discuss the opioid crisis.  The roundtable sought to explore ways to reduce opioid deaths through increased access to treatment, recovery support services, and ways to ensure first responders are equipped to handle opioid incidents. “We … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Attends Roundtable Discussion in St. Louis to Discuss Opioid Crisis

Colorado News: DENVER, Joint Statement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Denver Field Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the City and County of Denver’s Proposal to Create Supervised Locations to Inject Heroin and Other Illegal Drugs

DENVER, Co. – The Denver City Council recently passed an ordinance that proposes establishing supervised use sites, where drug users would be allowed to lawfully inject heroin and other illegal drugs in a facility operated by a governmental organization or a nonprofit. This proposal still has a number of steps to go before it becomes … Continue reading Colorado News: DENVER, Joint Statement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Denver Field Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the City and County of Denver’s Proposal to Create Supervised Locations to Inject Heroin and Other Illegal Drugs

Florida News: Drug Dealer, Will Samuel Reaves, Sentenced for Trafficking Opioid Pills

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution today secured the sentencing of a convicted drug dealer charged with trafficking opioids.  Will Samuel Reaves, 46, received a 15-year sentence in the Florida State Prison.  The Honorable Brian Iten imposed the sentence on the defendant. Last month, a Manatee County jury found … Continue reading Florida News: Drug Dealer, Will Samuel Reaves, Sentenced for Trafficking Opioid Pills

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Sedalia Man, Jackie R. Shelledy, of Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Sedalia, Missouri man was convicted by a federal trial jury today of his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and prescription opioids. Jackie R. Shelledy, 56, was found guilty of the charge contained in an August 29, 2018, federal indictment. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Shelledy, a … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Sedalia Man, Jackie R. Shelledy, of Meth Conspiracy

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Terry Lee Christian indicted for selling cocaine laced with opioids that caused fatal overdose this summer

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cleveland man was indicted in federal court for selling drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose of a man inside a hotel in downtown Cleveland in July. Terry Lee Christian, 35, was indicted Wednesday on one count of distribution of controlled substances, which included a potential sentencing enhancement for causing death. He … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland man, Terry Lee Christian indicted for selling cocaine laced with opioids that caused fatal overdose this summer

Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid painkillers in one New York county — and it’s likely to be sued by hundreds more. Well over 1,000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments blame drug companies for a crisis of addiction and overdoses across the country. … Continue reading Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids