Many public officials would like to hold makers of the highly addictive drug oxycodone responsible for at least some of the local devastation that has stemmed from an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses over the last decade. But a federal investigation, extensively documented by the Washington Post, shows how difficult that can be.
One California state senator thinks it might. Pain patients and researchers? Not so much.
When Anne Fuqua was a teenager she came down with a rare neurological disorder that caused her muscles to involuntarily twist, contort and spasm. She compared the ache to having a perpetual Charley horse. At 14 years old, her only reprieve from constant cramping came in the form (more…)
Doctor Indicted on Charges He Sold Oxycodone Prescriptions to Patients with No Legitimate Need for the Addictive Opioid Pills, Including Patients He Knew Were Drug Addicts or Drug Dealers Dr. Byung Kang faces first-degree charge for allegedly prescribing oxycodone that killed young man