Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: opioids

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."

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.

Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People are dying in opioid crisis because...

Columbia University psychology and psychiatry professor Carl Hart argues that people are dying because of ignorance, not because of opioids.

Marijuana is literally saving lives in Colorado

The study found that after Colorado implemented their new recreational marijuana law, opioid-related deaths fell by 6.5 percent in the following two years.

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