Tag Archives: Opioids

Orange County Psychiatrist Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Illegal Prescriptions for Opioids Without Legitimate Medical Need

The use of undercover officers who pose as "patients" are standard where physicians are charged with prescribing without legitimate medical necessity. A recent case used at least one undercover officer in its investigation.A psychiatrist Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez who practices at a … Continue reading

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How Opioids Are Affecting Lawsuits in Texas

When attempting to identify the underlying causes of America’s nation-wide opioid epidemic, it is impossible not to mention the role of manufacturers and distributors in creating this monster. Yet, throughout the growing crisis, these multi-billion-dollar companies have been able to … Continue reading

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"Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States"

The title of this post is the title of this big new report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association. This press release about the report provides some highlights on its coverage and points of emphasis: A new report … Continue reading

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San Diego Doctor and Seven Others Arrested for Allegedly Prescribing Opioids to Homeless, Dead and Incarcerated People With Medications Then Sold On the Street

The United State's Attorney's Office in San Diego has recently charged a physician and seven others in a case involving a clinic where pain medication prescriptions were then diverted.  Here is the press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office on … Continue reading

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Opioids and Unorthodox Civil Procedure: Will the MDL solve the crisis?

The devastating impact of the national opioid epidemic has given rise to hundreds of lawsuits.   Four hundred of them are now consolidated  before a single federal judge–Judge Dan Polster in the Northern District of Ohio–who has announced his intention to … Continue reading

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