Opioid Crisis

Opioid Executives Blamed the DEA in a West Virginia Lawsuit and Mocked Addicts in Emails

Opioid Executives Blamed the DEA in a West Virginia Lawsuit and Mocked Addicts in Emails As opioid addiction continues to ravage the country, opioid manufacturers are blaming the DEA for the opioid epidemic. A vice president for an opioid manufacturer testified that the company’s abuse prevention systems have gone beyond what the DEA expects and […]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Directly Affects the Opioid Epidemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic Directly Affects the Opioid Epidemic More than 87,000 Americans died from September 2019 through September 2020 because of drug overdoses. This is the highest number of deaths for a one-year span since 1990 when the epidemic started. After the COVID-19 pandemic began, the opioid crisis has been on the backburner, but the […]

Walmart is Being Sued for its Role in the Opioid Epidemic

Walmart is Being Sued for its Role in the Opioid Epidemic Some Walmart pharmacists are saying the company ignored warning signs about the opioid epidemic. Desperate customers lined up before the store even opened waiting to get their hands on bottles of pain pills. One pharmacist is speaking up after seeing what the Drug Enforcement […]

Relaxed Opioid Restrictions Need to Stay

Relaxed Opioid Restrictions Need to Stay As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, another crisis in the United States is most likely going to get worse. The opioid epidemic has been greatly impacted, making it harder for people addicted to opioids to get treatment. Opioid treatment is usually done in person, so social distancing and restricted access […]

COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis

COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis Despite everything happening, the opioid crisis is continuing to rage on. It has become even more troublesome because different treatment options might not be available. Doctors have had to reduce their hours, practice telemedicine, or even close their offices to protect themselves and their patients. Methadone patients have especially been hit […]

The FDA Failed to Protect People from Opioids

The FDA Failed to Protect People from Opioids The Food and Drug Administration failed to properly police one of its programs that tries to reduce the number of opioids being prescribed. This occurred while opioids became a larger and larger problem for people around the country.  The program, which started in 2011, helped to pay […]

Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro is Suing Sackler Family

Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro is Suing Sackler Family Josh Shapiro, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, is suing Purdue Pharma’s owner, the Sackler family. In a statement, Shapiro said that the Sackler family only cares about keeping the dirty money it received by filling up the state with OxyContin. He also said the family […]

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