Opioid Distributors Reach $518 Million Settlement With Washington State

Washington has reached a $518 million settlement with drug distributors McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health, ending a months-long trial over the companies’ alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic in the state, the three companies announced on Tuesday. McKesson will pay $197 million, while AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal will each pay $160.5 million. Washington opted out of a $26 billion nationwide opioid settlement involving the three … Continue reading Opioid Distributors Reach $518 Million Settlement With Washington State

Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, California — Four times as much fentanyl is flowing across the United States-Mexico border under President Joe Biden compared to two years prior when former President Trump was in office. During the launch of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert’s (R-CA) congressional caucus dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar of the Murrieta Station in southern California noted that … Continue reading Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

Johnson & Johnson exposed as the mastermind corporation behind the opioid epidemic that kills 60,000 Americans a year

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Who is to blame for the opioid epidemic that is currently gripping the nation and taking the lives of 60,000 Americans each year? Most people tend to blame the makers of these drugs, the doctors who prescribe them, and some even fault those who take these medications. However, now a very familiar name has been exposed as … Continue reading Johnson & Johnson exposed as the mastermind corporation behind the opioid epidemic that kills 60,000 Americans a year

Prescription painkillers found to worsen chronic pain, generating more demand for the same drugs

Sunday, February 17, 2019 by: Vicki Batts (Natural News) The opioid epidemic that is currently plaguing the United States is no longer a secret; millions of citizens across the nation are struggling with an addiction to the prescription painkillers. One of the primary defenses for these often-harmful drugs is that so many people take them to relieve unyielding and insufferable pain. But what if these drugs aren’t actually helping those … Continue reading Prescription painkillers found to worsen chronic pain, generating more demand for the same drugs

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

Opioid epidemic reaches whole new crisis level as Big Pharma drugs out America for profit

(Natural News) A comprehensive study validates the impact opioid abuse has on our country, with results suggesting that from 2009 to 2015, overdose-related ICU admissions increased by 34 percent and the cost per ICU admission rose by 58 percent. During the same period, the number of opioid deaths within the ICU nearly doubled. Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center warn that their study implies … Continue reading Opioid epidemic reaches whole new crisis level as Big Pharma drugs out America for profit

Big Pharma is actively blocking efforts to halt the opioid epidemic… because there’s profit in POISON

(Natural News) Robin Feldman, a professor in pharmaceutical law at University of California, testified in September 2016 before the House of Representatives judiciary subcommittee about the state of the opioid addiction in the United States, saying that even though “open and vigorous competition is the backbone of U.S. markets…we are not seeing that in the market for addiction medicine.” This is because, according to Feldman, big … Continue reading Big Pharma is actively blocking efforts to halt the opioid epidemic… because there’s profit in POISON

Opioid Epidemic Should be Declared National Emergency: Trump Drug Commission

President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis called on him this week to declare a national emergency to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. (Click to Site) Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Should be Declared National Emergency: Trump Drug Commission

New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

A lethal new drug dubbed “gray death” by authorities that is dangerous to even touch with gloves is being eyed in overdose cases across Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Investigators said the high-potency cocktail — which is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil, and a synthetic opioid called U-47700 — can kill users with a single dose. “Gray death is one of the scariest … Continue reading New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

New healthcare bill uses $45 billion in taxpayer money to fight the opioid epidemic caused by wealthy pharmaceutical corporations

(Natural News) In the midst of the ongoing and seemingly never ending healthcare debate, Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas have proposed an amendment that, in addition to providing states with an extra $70 billion to help stabilize their markets, sets aside an additional $45 billion to fight the opioid epidemic. Of course, the debate over the growing opioid epidemic and the possible … Continue reading New healthcare bill uses $45 billion in taxpayer money to fight the opioid epidemic caused by wealthy pharmaceutical corporations

Exposing the truth about painkillers: The warnings and solutions

(Natural News) More than 25 million American adults – roughly 11.2 percent of the population – report having chronic pain, according to the National Institutes of Health. This epidemic has triggered an unprecedented national spike in the use (and abuse) of painkillers – including over-the-counter drugs and prescription opioid medications. Tragically, 44 people die in the United States every day as a result of prescription opioid overdose – … Continue reading Exposing the truth about painkillers: The warnings and solutions

Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

By Claire Bernish Big Pharma created the legal opiate addiction epidemic and its outgrowth, rampant heroin abuse, because pharmaceutical corporations’ own addiction to profit arguably trumps any concern it may have had for patients. Though the accusation may seem harsh, the evidence has never been more apparent thanks to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times — which presents a scathing condemnation of the company … Continue reading Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

OHIO SEEKS TO BEGIN A PURGE OF THE “UNDESIRABLES”

One Ohio city is in financial hardship thanks to the opioid epidemic’s overdoses so they’ve come up with a solution. But what the proposed bill really does, is give the government an excuse to allow those who are victims of Big Pharma’s war on us die in the streets of an overdose. The controversial proposal is supposed to deal with heroin overdoses, according to WLWT. The NBC … Continue reading OHIO SEEKS TO BEGIN A PURGE OF THE “UNDESIRABLES”

State sues drug makers over opioid epidemic

(Natural News) Big Pharma’s role in the opioid epidemic plaguing the United States has not gone unnoticed — and it simply cannot be set aside any longer. People are waking up to the fact that they have been duped by the pharmaceutical industry, and slowly but surely, they are fighting back. Countless cities and states are taking legal action to put the pressure on the … Continue reading State sues drug makers over opioid epidemic

Chris Christie joining Trump effort to combat opioids

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to play a role in a new White House effort to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, a White House official confirms to ABC News. Christie was a central figure in Trump’s campaign and was the first to lead his transition team, but he was replaced with Vice President Mike Pence just days after the election. He was also … Continue reading Chris Christie joining Trump effort to combat opioids

Pfizer admits Big Pharma is profiting from addiction; its products support opioid epidemic

(NaturalNews) Well, it only took two decades for Pfizer to admit that opioids are indeed addictive, even when they are used as prescribed. There is also no evidence that opioids are effective for long-term treatment of chronic pain, in spite of the clever and misleading marketing campaigns led by manufacturers. Opioids cause up to 60 deaths per day in the United States. This shocking figure … Continue reading Pfizer admits Big Pharma is profiting from addiction; its products support opioid epidemic