Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: opioids

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?

FDA failed to make sure opioid prescriptions were safe, documents show

"FDA has tools that could mitigate opioid risks more effectively if the agency would be more assertive in using its power to control opioid prescribing, manufacturing, and distribution."

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

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

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.

A tale of two druglords

One gets life behind bars, the other retired into luxury. Guess which one wreaked more havoc.

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.

More evidence that fentanyl is killing meth and cocaine users

“The lack of awareness regarding the potentially deadly combination of fentanyl with cocaine or methamphetamine poses a significant risk to public health because of the heightened risk of overdose.”

‘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."

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In New York Times op-ed, US physician blasts ‘lucrative system of for-profit medicine’

"Doctors' sense of our complicity in putting profits over people has grown more difficult to ignore."

Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

How worker ownership builds community wealth and a more just society

Community wealth building initiatives are taking hold in cities across the world, strengthening worker pay, local economies and democracy.

54% of new electric-generating capacity in U.S. will be solar in 2023, EIA says

Texas will be home to the highest amount of new solar capacity at 7.7 gigawatts, followed by California at 4.2 gigawatts.