Okla. AG files lawsuit against four of the nation’s leading opioids manufacturers

Okla. AG files lawsuit against four of the nation’s leading opioids manufacturers


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WEBVTT K-O-C-O IS COMMITTED TO EXPOSINGEVERY ASPECT OF THISEPIDEMIC IN A SERIES OF SPECIAL REPORTS, INCLUDINGTONIGHT’S 30 MINUTE SPECIAL. WE STARTED THIS PROJECT WITH OUR PARENT COMPANY, HEARSTTELEVISION, AND OUR SISTER STATIONS ACROSSTHE COUNTRY.THE GOAL IS TO SHED LIGHT ONTHISISSUE.IT’S A YEAR-LONG PROJECT TO SHOWYOU HOW TO GET HELP, LEND A HAND, AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TOSTOPTHE CYCLE.ONE IN THREE MILLENNIALS SAYTHEY KNOW SOMEONE WHO ISADDICTED TO OPIOIDS ORPRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS. THE SURVEY ALSO FOUND THAT MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE TREATMENT IS THE BEST OPTION.EXPERTS SAY PEOPLE WHO MISUSE OPIOIDS OFTEN GET THEMFROM A RELATIVE OR FRIEND WHO HAS A PRESCRIPTION. CLIP 1 – 12:39:28 “there are, unfortunately though, those who are basically a drug dealer witha lab coat” :33 very smallamount of them but they’reabsolutely out there and they result in people beingoverprescribed” :41 A METRO DOCTOR CHARGED WITH OVERPRESCRIBING PATIENTS. FIVE OF THEM DIED.THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS OPIOIDS MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO SOME OF THE DEATHS. IT’SESTIMATED — THAT 91 PEOPLE DIE – EACH DAY FROM AN OPIOID OVERDOSEIN THE UNITED STATES. OKLAHOMA– AT THE CENTER — OF THESTATE OF ADDICTION. KOCO’SJONATHAN COOPER HAS THE STORY.OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN DR. REGAN NICHOLS – BOOKED INTO JAIL, ACCUSED OF OVER-MEDICATINGPATIENTS – LEADING TO THEIR DEATHS. SOT: 4:18 – 23: MIKEHUNTER/ATTORNEY GENERAL: “It is the intention ofour office to hold heraccountable for her actions.” ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE HUNTER -ANNOUNCED FIVE SECOND DEGREEMURDER CHARGES AGAINST THEDOCTOR – AFTER A NEARLY THREE-YEARINVESTIGATION BY SEVERALAGENCIES. COURT DOCUMENTS REVEALAUTHORITIES FIRST BECAME AWAREOFNICHOLS IN MAY OF 2014 – AFTER ACONCERNED PATIENT CONTACTED THEM. AGENTS STUDIED HER FORMER PATIENTS AT SUNSHINE MEDICAL IN MIDWEST CITY – AND DISCOVERED ATLEAST 10 PEOPLE DIED AFTERRECEIVING PRESCRIPTIONS THROUGH HER.AND INVESTIGATORS FOUND ENOUGHEVIDENCE TO LINK FIVE OF THEDEATHSDIRECTLY TO NICHOLS. SOT: 2:55 -05: “Three of the fiveindividuals were prescribed by Dr.Nichols, what is known as the holy trinity, a deadly three drug combination.” IN ONECASE – DOCUMENTS SAY A55-YEAR-OLPATIENT WAS GIVEN 510 PILLS…

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