Roswell Woman Indicted on Federal Charges for Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Containing…

Cathine Lavina Sellers of Roswell, Georgia, has been arraigned on federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, and two synthetic opioids, furanyl-fentanyl and U-47700. A search warrant affidavit in the case alleges that Sellers was selling counterfeit 30mg Roxicodone (oxycodone) pills out of her residence in Roswell.

In conjunction with this arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Atlanta (more…)

Feds reach $35M settlement with oxycodone maker – The Detroit News

Detroit – One of the largest manufacturers of the generic opioid painkiller oxycodone has agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations it violated federal drug laws, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The settlement, announced Tuesday with United Kingdom-based Mallinckrodt LLC, is unprecedented in scope and settles claims the pharmaceutical company did not satisfy obligations to detect (more…)

Oxycodone laced with dangerous fentanyl found in Anne Arundel – CapitalGazette.com

Oxycodone pills cut with the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl have been found in Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Police reported.

Oxycodone, sometimes known by the brand names Oxycontin or Roxicodone, is a synthetic opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Fentanyl is much more powerful than most other opioids. Police frequently ascribe the increase in overdoses in the state in the (more…)