NYC doctor arrested for allegedly writing 14,000 unnecessary … – Mic – Mic

A New York City doctor was arrested on Monday for allegedly handing out thousands of unnecessary painkiller prescriptions — despite knowing that some of his patients were hooked on the addictive opioid drugs.

According to the New York Daily News, 81-year-old Dr. Martin Tesher allegedly wrote in excess of 14,000 unnecessary oxycodone prescriptions over the course of almost five years. Authorities told (more…)

Former Boscawen man sentenced for trafficking oxycodone – Concord Monitor

A former Boscawen man was sentenced Monday to more than four years in federal prison for trafficking oxycodone.

Patrick J. Brooks II, 37, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Concord on a charge of possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Brooks will be on supervised release for three years following his release from prison.

According (more…)

Viewpoint: Hiding Behind Bad Science and the Opioid Crisis – LWW Journals

Mosley, Mark MD

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000520591.88836.0b

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Dr. Mosley is the director of quality improvement, the medical director for residency education, and the director of operations management at Wesley Emergency Center in Wichita, KS.

We hear about the “opioid crisis” from media outlets, politicians, medical journals, and even conversations in the public square every day. We react with immediate alarm, and rush to begin national and (more…)