Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: opioid epidemic

Walmart, CVS and Walgreens must pay $650M for filling prescriptions to...

A federal judge in Ohio found the pharmacy chains accountable for filling prescriptions even after suspecting doctors were operating pill mills.

New documents show how drug companies targeted doctors to increase opioid...

A trove of recently released documents offers the public an unvarnished look inside those relationships from the perspective of drug companies themselves.

McKinsey never told the FDA it was working for opioid makers...

The consulting giant was helping Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson fend off FDA regulations even as it helped shape FDA drug policy.

OxyContin drug maker pleads guilty to federal criminal charges

"Today’s guilty plea comes too late for the millions of lives that Purdue’s crimes destroyed over the past decade.”

Comfortably numb

Factoring out those out there who are in lots of pain from injury or illness, what of the overwhelming majority who are not in that group and are hooked on opioids?

A 12-step program to opioid justice

Finding peace amid the new opium wars.

Johnson & Johnson settles with Ohio prior to opioid trial

Yesterday Johnson & Johnson settled two Ohio county claims prior to trial and will be paying $20.4 million. The company was accused...

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in...

The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected. And Americans...

Big Pharma sent over 3 billion opioids to Ohio over 7...

There were more than 1 million years of life lost due to drug overdoses in the state.

Various studies continue to confirm cannabis use reduces opioid use and...

"Cannabis can decrease the use of other prescription medicines, including opioids."

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The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.