Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: opioid crisis

“This ruling is huge”: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572...

In a landmark ruling, an Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for contributing to the state’s opioid...

Landmark victory: Johnson & Johnson forced to pay $572 million for...

"The opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to Oklahomans."

Judges are complicit in the opioid epidemic says new analysis

An analysis of U.S. court secrecy, conducted by Reuters, shows that by sealing evidence from the public, judges may have lengthened and deepened the epidemic.

This Texas county is suing Big Pharma for the opioid crisis

The county says that opioid use and addiction has cost it millions of dollars.

In landmark opioid trial, Oklahoma accuses Johnson & Johnson of being...

In opening statements Tuesday, lawyers made a sweeping case against the company, accusing it of driving demand for opioids while the drug ravaged Oklahoma.

‘The opioid crisis isn’t white:’ How the lethal epidemic affects communities...

"Especially in the last few years, if you look at the rates of increase of opioid overdose death rates, we find that especially black Americans have had a stark increase in the death rates compared to other groups – in fact, more than white Americans."

Are federal guidelines for prescribing opioids hurting patients with chronic pain?

This month, more than 300 doctors and medical researchers sent an open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning patients have been harmed by a lack of clarity in guidelines for prescribing opioids.

The Big Pharma family that brought us the opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma, the drug pushers, have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough fatalities to decrease overall U.S. life expectancy at birth for the last two years running.

FDA’s war on kratom could worsen opioid crisis

Some scientists and advocates of kratom believe the drug is safer than opioid drugs sold in pharmacies and can help fight the pains and symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

Drug wars, missing money, and a phantom $500 million

More effective use of spreadsheets won’t solve the underlying problems of America’s wars or cure an addiction to policies that continue to fail.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.