Tag Archives: Opioid

Shedding light on ‘black box’ of inpatient opioid use

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are not given opioids, according to research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published today in the… Read More »

Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

BOSTON (Reuters) – Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on… Read More »