DOJ Charges 31 Doctors In Illegal Pain-Pill Ring

Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with illegally prescribing more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.

British Drug Maker Indivior Charged in Opioid Case

The U.S. charged British firm Indivior with felony fraud and conspiracy for its marketing of opioid products, including Suboxone. The company allegedly created a “nationwide scheme” in the U.S. designed to convince doctors and government insurance providers that their patented opioid medications are safer and less prone to abuse than cheaper generic alternatives.