Derivative Action Against Depomed as Senate Investigates Opioid Industry Practices

One of the top manufacturers of prescription opioids in the United States is being called out by investors for the company’s alleged role in fuelling the opioid epidemic, which launched a senate investigation and a one-day plummet in the company’s share price.

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Border Patrol Nominee Finally Gets His Senate Hearing

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection began the confirmation process Tuesday by telling Senators that stemming the rising tide of opioids entering the country will be among his top priorities and biggest challenges should he get the job.

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Feds Move to Close Major Source of Opioid Crisis: San Diego’s Port of Entry

San Diego’s port of entry sees the most seizures of dangerous opioid drugs such as fentanyl of the entire U.S.-Mexico border, top law enforcement officials said Friday in vowing to crack down on opioid trafficking starting with the first local trafficking case against the potent synthetic drug, carfentanil.

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