High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

March 30, 2020 11.44am EDT Sean Jennings started taking opioids in 1993 following a complication from a hernia operation that left him in debilitating pain. His GP initially prescribed codeine combined with paracetamol, but the pain persisted. Every day Sean took more and more pills. His GP eventually prescribed stronger opioids than codeine – tramadol, at … Continue reading High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

MONTANA SUES DRUG DISTRIBUTORS OVER OPIOID SHIPMENTS

February 03, 2020 at 6:54 pm | By AMY BETH HANSON HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has filed a lawsuit against the two leading drug distributors in the state, saying they failed to monitor and report excessive opioid shipments to Montana pharmacies, worsening the opioid epidemic. Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday the state was … Continue reading MONTANA SUES DRUG DISTRIBUTORS OVER OPIOID SHIPMENTS

New, deadly drug called ‘gray death’ found in Louisiana; officials say just touching it could kill you

by: Britt Lofaso - Posted: Feb 3, 2020 / 06:28 PM CST / Updated: Feb 4, 2020 / 04:12 PM CST FRANKLIN, La. (KLFY)- A new, deadly drug is being found in Louisiana for the first time. Officials say the drug is so powerful, just touching it could kill you. They’re calling this super drug “gray death.” “The public recognizes … Continue reading New, deadly drug called ‘gray death’ found in Louisiana; officials say just touching it could kill you

Marketing Psychiatric Drugs to Jailers and Judges

Drug companies are courting jails and judges through sophisticated marketing efforts. MAX BLAU – DECEMBER 31, 2019 On a rainy Monday morning in April, more than a hundred sheriffs, doctors, nurses, and jail guards from around the country sat in a ballroom on the outskirts of Nashville, sipping on coffees and listening to Daniel Potenza, a psychiatrist … Continue reading Marketing Psychiatric Drugs to Jailers and Judges

Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Opioid addicts aren’t the only ones suffering from the drug. The crisis is now ruining society in ways that we are only beginning to grasp, and it’s all thanks to greedy pharmaceutical companies who care more about profits than people. For example, opioid addicts desperate for their … Continue reading Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

VIDEO: America collapses into a pharma state; just like a “narco state” but run by prescription drug cartels

12/02/2019 / By Mike Adams A “narco state” is a nation where nearly every aspect of society — politics, law enforcement, media, etc. — is controlled by narcotics traffickers. Mexico is a modern-day narco state. America has collapsed into a pharma state, where all the most powerful corporations, regulators and government entities are beholden to pharmaceutical interests. … Continue reading VIDEO: America collapses into a pharma state; just like a “narco state” but run by prescription drug cartels

Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and KRISTEN GELINEAU – today   The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said. Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the company logo: Mundipharma, … Continue reading Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure

42 Addiction Statistics and Facts to Know in 2019

by Hristina Nikolovska –  September 10, 2019 We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms … Continue reading 42 Addiction Statistics and Facts to Know in 2019

Opioid Makers/Distributors Dumped On Reports Of Federal Criminal Probe

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 By Tyler Durden Federal prosecutors have reportedly opened a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed opioid painkillers to flood communities. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the feds are employing laws normally used to go after drug dealers, according to people familiar with the matter. At least six companies have said in regulatory … Continue reading Opioid Makers/Distributors Dumped On Reports Of Federal Criminal Probe

Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report

Published October 21 Four drug companies reached a settlement to avoid going to trial that sought to blame them for stoking the nationwide opioid crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter, that McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd agreed to a deal. It … Continue reading Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report