Sackler Family Pummeled in Congress. Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Fired Me for Battling These Irresponsible Executives

Thursday, December 18th, congressional representatives from the Committee on Oversight and Reform pummeled David and Dr. Kathe Sackler. Both had served on the board of Purdue Pharma in 2018 and testified before the U.S. House under threat of subpoena, where they answered questions about their role in the opioid epidemic. NBC News covered the session. Kate … Continue reading Sackler Family Pummeled in Congress. Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Fired Me for Battling These Irresponsible Executives

Purdue Pharma Guilty. Pray for Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau

Purdue Pharma, maker of controversial OxyContin, agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced last week. Charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws. The settlement is the highest-profile action by the federal government seeking to hold … Continue reading Purdue Pharma Guilty. Pray for Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau

Dozen Dispensaries of Medical Cannabis in Hawai’i

Aloha Green opened a second location in O'ahu last week. I stopped by Friday to check out their new digs. Initial facility is located at 1314 S King street. Aloha Green Apothecary received approval from the DOH to begin sales at 2113 Kalakaua Ave., across from the high-end shopping complex known as Luxury Row. This … Continue reading Dozen Dispensaries of Medical Cannabis in Hawai’i

Opioid-Maker Insys Guilty of Bribing Doctors

Opioid-maker Insys admits guilt. OxyContin developer Purdue Pharma has worked for over a decade to reduce the opioid epidemic. The State of Hawai'i can't balance their budget so they are currently suing Purdue Pharma — rather than Insys. Purdue Pharma is frustrated. Chair Miller questions how states, cities and towns can turn to the courts, … Continue reading Opioid-Maker Insys Guilty of Bribing Doctors

Chronic Pain Patients Prefer Marijuana To Opiate Painkillers

A study of patients with chronic pain has demonstrated, yet again, that for many people, cannabis is a more than feasible alternative to opioid pain medication like OxyContin and Vicodin. The new study, published this month in The Journal of Pain, conducted a retrospective survey of 244 chronic pain patients—all of whom were qualified medical … Continue reading Chronic Pain Patients Prefer Marijuana To Opiate Painkillers