W.Va. Reaches $161.5M Settlement With Drugmakers Over Opioid Crisis

Attorneys for the state of West Virginia reached a tentative multi-million dollar settlement with two drug companies for their role in the state’s opioid crisis. Following a six week trial in Kanawha Circuit Court, West Virginia settled with Teva and Allergan for $161.5 million. According to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, that’s the largest opioid settlement to date in state. “We took a lot of risk … Continue reading W.Va. Reaches $161.5M Settlement With Drugmakers Over Opioid Crisis

Obama FDA Head that Allowed Opioid Crisis to Increase Confirmed to Lead the FDA Again as COVID Shots Set to Join Annual Flu Shots in Windfall for Big Pharma

Apparently Robert Califf did such a good job of helping Big Pharma shield themselves from any liabilities due to the opioid crisis that destroyed the lives of so many Americans while he was head of the FDA under President Obama, that he is being brought back to lead the FDA again to help Big Pharma continue growing in record profits and sales as they get … Continue reading Obama FDA Head that Allowed Opioid Crisis to Increase Confirmed to Lead the FDA Again as COVID Shots Set to Join Annual Flu Shots in Windfall for Big Pharma

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 next fix are contributing to a spike in retail theft. … Continue reading Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum: Our criminal justice system has an opioid problem

By Gov. Doug Burgum | Fox News Since the age of 14, Jyssica Noble’s primary motivation has resulted in an overwhelming set of circumstances: she experienced periods of homelessness; she struggled to find work; she lost her son to foster care after police raided her hotel room; she served several stints in jail. For the majority of Americans, Jyssica is just one of the many people who … Continue reading North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum: Our criminal justice system has an opioid problem

Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs

(Natural News) The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to try to save lives in case of an accidental overdose on school … Continue reading Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs

Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Declaration stops short of the ‘national emergency’ designation president had assured over summer WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, surrounded by addicts and their families, declared opioid addiction a “public health emergency” Thursday as he sought to accelerate a federal government response to the crisis. “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic,” Mr. Trump said in a 25-minute speech from the White House in which … Continue reading Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis

Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis by Dawn Luger We’ve all seen those who don’t understand just how addictive opioids are, blame the addict for his or her addiction. But now, new information is coming to light, and many doctors have raked in huge amounts of money by helping push these drugs on patients for Big Pharma while downplaying the addictive nature of … Continue reading Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis

The Surgeon General Has A Plan To Fix The Opioid Crisis

Will the Trump administration follow any of his recommendations? U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released the nations first-ever “Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health” on November 16 that includes both alarming statistics and a plan to fix the nation’s opioid crisis. In the 428-page report, Murthy notes that 20 million Americans have substance abuse disorders – similar to the number of people who … Continue reading The Surgeon General Has A Plan To Fix The Opioid Crisis

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 pills into the state over the last 6 years. In … Continue reading Drug Companies Flooded W.V. With More Than 780 Million Pain Pills