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New York state seeking $2B from opioid industry

The Department of Financial Services wants the money to make its way into the pockets of businesses and individuals, perhaps in the form of health insurance premium discounts.

FDA grants generic therapy designation for Purdue Pharma’s opioid overdose treatment

Purdue Pharma's Craig Landau said the company wants to make this treatment "available as broadly and quickly as possible."

Medical director of Greenwich nursing home fined for overprescribing opioids

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.

Purdue Pharma gives $3.42M grant to develop OTC naloxone nasal spray

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."

Purdue Pharma eliminates sales staff

The OxyContin maker is turning its focus to developing new medications for patients with cancer and certain central nervous system disorders.

Opioid prescriptions in CT fell by 14 percent last year

The most commonly prescribed controlled substance for two years running was alprazoram, marketed commercially as Xanax.

Dr. Elaine Healy: Dialing back reliance on antipsychotics in ...

The fact is we have made tremendous strides in reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes across America.

Danbury hires Ventura Law to pursue lawsuits against opioid makers

The Danbury law firm lists pharmaceutical/medical device claims as one of its areas of expertise.

Purdue Pharma to stop promoting opioids to physicians

Fourteen states have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, claiming its allegedly deceptive marketing of prescription opioids contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis.

Norwalk doctors charged with ‘pill mill’ operation

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.

Gov. Dannel Malloy signs law increasing state’s anti-opioid abuse efforts

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.

Ohio suing Purdue Pharma, four others over opioid marketing

Meanwhile, Connecticut's House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill designed to further the state’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

Fairfield pulmonologist reprimanded over opioid prescriptions

Dr. Igal Staw of Respiratory Associates in Fairfield was fined $7,500 and prohibited from prescribing opioids.

With opioid-related deaths on the rise, nonprofits redouble education efforts

Connecticut saw a 25.8 percent increase in fatal overdoses last year.