Opioid Crisis

Opioid Epidemic: What is Being Done?

Opioid Epidemic: What is Being Done? The CDC estimates that heroin and synthetic fentanyl overdoses increased by 38.6% during 2021, reaching historic highs. Prescription opioids and illegal manufactured opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, have created an opioid addiction crisis throughout the U.S. since the 1990s. What are Opioids? Opioids are substances that reduce pain, […]

Pennsylvania Could Get $1 Billion for Drug Prevention from Opioid Settlement

Pennsylvania Could Get $1 Billion for Drug Prevention from Opioid Settlement Pennsylvania could receive $1 billion because of two lawsuits occurring in multiple states. Attorney General Josh Shapiro claims that three of the country’s major pharmaceutical distributors and one manufacturer must pay up to $26 billion. The companies would be paying for their reckless marketing, […]

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 […]

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