stat stories by David Armstrong

Sam Owens for STAT The McDowell County Courthouse in downtown Welch, W.Va., where documents from Purdue…
Sam Owens for STAT The Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center in Welch, W.Va., which offers…
David Armstrong/STAT The box containing sealed documents in the state of West Virginia's case…


A STAT investigation shows that Purdue Pharma paid rebates to a pharmacy benefit manager to thwart a West Virginia plan to limit prescriptions of OxyContin.

Matthew Orr/STAT Family photos of Sarah Fuller from youth to adulthood, including several with…
Dominick Reuter for STAT The Cherry Hill, N.J., strip mall where Dr. Vivienne Matalon practices.
Richard Hollawell The last box of Subsys medication that was delivered to Sarah Fuller.


The fentanyl overdose death of Sarah Fuller shows the danger of prescribing the potent opioid "off-label," as drug sales reps have pushed doctors to do.


College football players banned from play by one university because of multiple concussions are being recruited by other schools, a STAT investigation has found.

Wes Frazer for STAT Pharmacy delivery van driver John Latham of Alabama was robbed at gunpoint…
Wes Frazer for STAT Pharmaceutical delivery van drivers, like John Latham of Alabama, usually receive little…


Delivery vans that transport prescription painkillers to pharmacies and hospitals are targets of an escalating number of thefts.

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