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Insurance Fraud Ring Captures Vulnerable Patients Seeking Addiction Treatment

KHN Morning Briefing

Stat and the Boston Globe investigate brokers that send patients with premium insurance benefits to treatment centers for expensive care. In other news on the opioid crisis, Buffalo, N.Y., pilots the nation’s first drug intervention court. And an Ohio sheriff says his officers will never carry the overdose antidote. News on the national epidemic is also reported from Oregon, Virginia, Minnesota, Maryland and Ohio.

Opana ER Maker To Withdraw Controversial Opioid Following Rare FDA Request

KHN Morning Briefing

Pharmaceutical company Endo will voluntarily pull the painkiller, which is about twice as powerful as OxyContin, based on Food and Drug Administration concerns that the drug was too easy to abuse. Other news on the opioid public health crisis comes out of North Carolina, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

At-Home Detox Often Fails Without Medical Support

KHN Morning Briefing

With recovery treatment limited and expensive, some turn to do-it-yourself detox methods, but success is low. Meanwhile, law enforcement tries to keep up with street drug identification while others try to tackle the crisis through the courts. And in other news on the national drug crisis, news outlets look at exposure to fetuses and the dangers of fentanyl contact to first responders.