Drug companies have deluged the US population with billions of opoid pills, with some areas receiving 306 pills per person each year

By Strange Sounds - Jul 28, 2019 DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. And the results are horrific.   Between 2006 and 2012, 3 opioid drug makers and 6 distributors flooded the country with 76 billion pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone. These highly addictive opioid pain medications that sparked the epidemic of abuse and overdoses … Continue reading Drug companies have deluged the US population with billions of opoid pills, with some areas receiving 306 pills per person each year

Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 5:35 p.m. ET April 19, 2019 CINCINNATI - They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pills for sex, prosecutors say. Others let untrained office workers examine patients, leaving a blank prescription pad at the clinic, their indictments reveal. One dentist extracted the healthy teeth of patients as an excuse to give them … Continue reading Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Costa Mesa files lawsuit against distributors and manufacturers of opioid pain medication

By LUKE MONEY - APR 11, 2019 | 5:15 PM Costa Mesa is taking distributors and manufacturers of opioid pain medication to court in a bid to recoup tax dollars it alleges were spent as a result of the addiction epidemic that has afflicted communities coast to coast.   In a lawsuit filed March 29, the city argues that … Continue reading Costa Mesa files lawsuit against distributors and manufacturers of opioid pain medication

Drug Companies Flooded W.V. With More Than 780 Million Pain Pills

The distributors 'knew what was going on.' They just 'didn't care.' The United States is embroiled in a fierce battle against opioid abuse. In 2014, there was a 3.4-fold increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths in America. The state hit hardest by the opioid crisis is West Virginia, where drug companies pumped 782 million pain … Continue reading Drug Companies Flooded W.V. With More Than 780 Million Pain Pills

Advocates Urge FDA to Revoke Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

More than 40 addiction treatment, health care and consumer groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reverse its decision to approve the prescription painkiller Zohydro ER (extended release), CNN reports.The drug is a pure form of the painkiller hydrocodone. The FDA approved Zohydro ER in October for patients with pain that requires daily, around-the-clock, … Continue reading Advocates Urge FDA to Revoke Approval of Painkiller Zohydro