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.
The newspaper reported that Mallinckrodt, one of the (more…)
OAKLAND — A confidential federal drug informant wore a wire and witnessed a physician’s assistant illegally distributing a powerful painkiller, according to court records.
David Lague, who worked as a physician’s assistant out of San Leandro, is facing a charge of distributing Oxycodone, an opioid pain medication, without a legitimate medical purpose, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison (more…)