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 that killed nearly 100,000 people in that time period. As … Continue reading Drug companies have deluged the US population with billions of opoid pills, with some areas receiving 306 pills per person each year
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 painkillers, the feds say. Two of the prescribers charged in this … Continue reading Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth
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 the businesses “intentionally flooded the market with opioids and pocketed … Continue reading Costa Mesa files lawsuit against distributors and manufacturers of opioid pain medication
March 11, 2019 In a recent study, researchers found where people live may determine how many opioids they can get. For example, people who sought care for a sprained ankle in states that are “high prescribers” of opioids were three times more likely to get a prescription for opioids than people in “low-prescribing” states. The research was conducted by a team from Penn Medicine. Previous … Continue reading Where you live may influence how much opioid you use
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
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The heroin overdose antidote naloxone is becoming more widely available nationwide, the Los Angeles Times reports. California greatly expanded availability of the treatment as of January 1. Currently 17 states and the District of Columbia have adopted laws allowing family and friends of people who are addicted to heroin or prescription opioids to have the antidote. The treatment, sold under the brand name Narcan, has been used … Continue reading Heroin Overdose Antidote Naloxone Becoming More Widely Available
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