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Purdue Pharma's Craig Landau said the company wants to make this treatment "available as broadly and quickly as possible."
Walsh’s medical license was placed on a six-month probation and he is required to take courses in medical documentation and controlled substance prescribing.
President and CEO Craig Landau described the grant as "one example of the meaningful steps Purdue is taking to help address opioid abuse in our communities."
The most commonly prescribed controlled substance for two years running was alprazoram, marketed commercially as Xanax.
The fact is we have made tremendous strides in reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes across America.
The Danbury law firm lists pharmaceutical/medical device claims as one of its areas of expertise.
Fourteen states have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, claiming its allegedly deceptive marketing of prescription opioids contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis.
The doctors face potential maximum prison terms of 20 years for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute narcotics, 10 years for health care fraud and 10 years for conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Among its provisions, the law allows patients to file a voluntary non-opioid form in their medical records indicating that they do not want to be prescribed or administered opioid drugs.
Meanwhile, Connecticut's House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill designed to further the state’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
Dr. Igal Staw of Respiratory Associates in Fairfield was fined $7,500 and prohibited from prescribing opioids.
Connecticut saw a 25.8 percent increase in fatal overdoses last year.