Walgreens To Pay Fla. $683M In Opioid Settlement

Walgreens has agreed to pay Florida $683 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy chain helped fuel the opioid crisis in the state. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the agreement Thursday, which requires Walgreens to pay $620 million to the state over a period of 18-years and 63 million for legal fees. Walgreens dished out billions of opioid dosages in Florida since 2006, … Continue reading Walgreens To Pay Fla. $683M In Opioid Settlement

Hollywood Democrat Donor Ed Buck Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison

Disgraced Democrat donor Ed Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with methamphetamine overdose deaths. In a Los Angeles courthouse Thursday, Buck was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder for the overdose deaths of two men in his Hollywood apartment. This came after prosecutors said the 67-year-old engaged in “party-and-play,” where he would pay male prostitutes to use drugs. The family … Continue reading Hollywood Democrat Donor Ed Buck Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison

CDC’s Crackdown on Opioid Pain Medications Is Abysmal Failure – Didn’t Fix the Crisis and Americans are Suffering with Severe Pain

The CDC attempted to address the opioid problem in the US five years ago by curtailing the prescription of opioids.  The result was that deaths are as high as ever and people with chronic pain are suffering.  Many people have had severe pain or know someone who does.  Back pain is something that can spring up at almost anytime for some people and when it … Continue reading CDC’s Crackdown on Opioid Pain Medications Is Abysmal Failure – Didn’t Fix the Crisis and Americans are Suffering with Severe Pain

The Mullahs and Hezbollah, Lords of Drug Smuggling

by Majid Rafizadeh August 12, 2020 at 4:00 am “Presumed to have been issued by Iranian religious leaders, the fatwa reportedly read: We are making drugs for Satan — America and the Jews. If we cannot kill them with guns, we will kill them with drugs.” — Matthew Levitt, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, Hurst Publishers, 2013. According to an FBI report, declassified … Continue reading The Mullahs and Hezbollah, Lords of Drug Smuggling

Mexican drug cartel labs are smuggling mass quantities of meth into America

Thursday, August 13, 2020 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) In an exclusive with Breitbart, Jaeson Jones recently drew attention to the alarming rise in methamphetamine being flooded into the U.S. by Mexico. A former captain of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, Jones was in charge of the Texas Rangers’ Border Security Operations Center. He said he believes that the situation needs to … Continue reading Mexican drug cartel labs are smuggling mass quantities of meth into America

The Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic: Opioid Addiction

We need to do something immediately, or we are going to lose more Americans to drugs, alcohol, and suicide because of the added burden of COVID-19.   By Salena Zito • August 18, 2020 WEST VIRGINIA — Craig Hettlinger explains that he started drinking when he was about 16 years old. He escalated to stronger drugs three years later when he played Division I soccer at Marshall University. … Continue reading The Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic: Opioid Addiction

A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS

by  JOHN W. KENNEDY on August 13, 2020 The stress and social distancing protocols implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increase in an unhealthy dependence on dangerous substances — including a resurgence of fatal opioid overdoses. Drug abuse prevention experts believe the worst is yet to come. Gary W. Blackard, president and CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge U.S.A., a department of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions, says multiple … Continue reading A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS

HORRIFYING: Indivior Solutions Gave ADDICTIVE Opioid Drug As “Treatment” For Opioid Abuse Under FALSE CLAIM Of Drug Being A Non-Opioid Treatment For Addiction

Daily Fodder Team–July 27, 2020 Indivior Solutions today pleaded guilty to a one-count felony information and, together with its parent companies Indivior Inc. and Indivior plc, agreed to pay a total of $600 million to resolve criminal and civil liability associated with the marketing of the opioid-addiction-treatment drug Suboxone.  Together with a $1.4 billion resolution with Indivior’s former parent, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB Group), … Continue reading HORRIFYING: Indivior Solutions Gave ADDICTIVE Opioid Drug As “Treatment” For Opioid Abuse Under FALSE CLAIM Of Drug Being A Non-Opioid Treatment For Addiction

Chemicals supplied by China play a big role in America’s illegal drug trade

Thursday, June 11, 2020 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Coronavirus isn’t the only deadly epidemic that can be traced to China; factories in the country have also been involved in supplying huge amounts of precursor chemicals to Mexican super labs to produce methamphetamines and other drugs that end up on American streets. Precursor chemicals are used for the illegal manufacture of narcotics and psychoactive substances. However, they … Continue reading Chemicals supplied by China play a big role in America’s illegal drug trade

Aldous Huxley In 1958 – Pharmacology And Propaganda Will Make The Masses Love Their Slavery

MAY 2, 2020 – By Isaac Davis   As the world is forced into accepting greater and greater levels of government control in all areas of life, remember that nothing in politics happens by chance. There is a science to creating empires. Tomes have been written on the techniques of controlling masses of people. Three important axioms stand out: people are much easier to control when … Continue reading Aldous Huxley In 1958 – Pharmacology And Propaganda Will Make The Masses Love Their Slavery

‘Young people drop like flies’ Overdoses spike as fake pills go around Tennessee county

by Kaylin Jorge – Thursday, May 14th 2020 GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A small Middle Tennessee county is dealing with a crises on top of the coronavirus pandemic right now: fake pills and drugs laced with fentanyl claiming the lives of young residents. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said there were eight overdoses reported in 10 days – and three of those were fatal. Sheriff … Continue reading ‘Young people drop like flies’ Overdoses spike as fake pills go around Tennessee county

Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

By Brian P. Dunleavy March 27 (UPI) — Adolescents and young adults with family members on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely as others to overdose on the pain medications, a new study has found. In results published Friday by JAMA Network Open, researchers note that young people who have access to these drugs from family members may misuse them, perhaps in unsafe amounts. Additionally, … Continue reading Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

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 first, and then morphine. Twenty-five years on, Sean was taking … Continue reading High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

There’s no real evidence that prescription drugs can treat chronic pain in children, but doctors prescribe them anyway

Monday, March 16, 2020 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) It’s easy for adults to chalk up chronic pain to part of getting older, but for children who are otherwise healthy, it can be downright devastating. Unfortunately, when these kids are prescribed drugs to address such pain, they are taking on a host of side effects for something that hasn’t even been proven to help them feel better. When … Continue reading There’s no real evidence that prescription drugs can treat chronic pain in children, but doctors prescribe them anyway

The opioid crisis may be far worse than thought, making the epidemic harder to fight

There may be a gross underreporting of opioid-related death rates By Dr. Yalda Safai and Dr. Melanie Graber – February 27, 2020, 1:20 PM – 6 min read   As Drug Overdose Deaths Escalate, Opioids Continue to Be the Top Killer There may be a gross underreporting of opioid-related death rates, leading to misrepresentation about the extent of the epidemic, according to a new study. A … Continue reading The opioid crisis may be far worse than thought, making the epidemic harder to fight

Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

BY SETH POLLARD POSTED ON MAY 3, 2019     The opioid epidemic has been a topic of conversation for a years now. With doctors and pharmacies being instructed to be more careful with their prescribing of the medication, and some states even asking them to look up a patient’s drug history before dispensing the drugs, it comes as no surprise that abuse and overdose are two … Continue reading Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

Trump administration doubles down on anti-marijuana position

By BRENDAN BURES, THE FRESH TOAST TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY | FEB 21, 2020 | 4:34 PM   Analysts previously predicted Donald Trump might support marijuana legalization to boost his chances of re-election this year. Instead, the opposite has happened. The Trump Administration has proposed removing medical marijuana protections in the 2021 fiscal budget and leaked audio revealed the President’s belief that smoking weed makes you dumb. Trump has done little to reverse this appearance … Continue reading Trump administration doubles down on anti-marijuana position

Long-term use of depression drug may cause addiction

By Knowridge – February 21, 2020   In a new study, researchers say that people who have taken antidepressants for years should consider coming off the medication. However, these people will likely face difficult and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms due to physical dependence. The best process is to follow a tapering schedule while consulting with a physician. Stopping medication outright is almost never advisable. The research … Continue reading Long-term use of depression drug may cause addiction

Man high on ‘zombie drug’ Spice saws off own leg and is left with bloodied stump

GRAPHIC CONTENT: The man, who had taken the synthetic substance, had to be rushed into intensive care while doctors battled to stop him bleeding to death from his gaping wound By Anna Savva 14:07, 21 FEB 2020 UPDATED14:22, 21 FEB 2020 A man reportedly sawed off his own leg while off his head on the “zombie drug” Spice. Shocking pictures appear to show the man with … Continue reading Man high on ‘zombie drug’ Spice saws off own leg and is left with bloodied stump

Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver

MySafe scheme for addicts aims to help reduce overdose deaths in Canadian city William Turvill in Vancouver – Mon 17 Feb 2020 11.32 EST   A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city’s overdose crisis. The MySafe project, which resembles a cash machine, gives addicts access to a prescribed amount of medical quality hydromorphone, a drug … Continue reading Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver

Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it’s uglier than ever

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 8:14 a.m. ET Feb. 13, 2020 The floor seemed filthy and she could not get rid of the grime. Amie Detzel frantically scrubbed that nursing home floor with cleaning supplies she’d found when no one was looking. On hands and knees, dragging her IV pole with her, the gravely sick woman incessantly scrubbed. Meth had found its way into the nursing home. She was … Continue reading Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it’s uglier than ever

This Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle the number of fentanyl overdoses

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN – Updated 2:45 PM ET, Thu February 13, 2020 (CNN) If overdose deaths don’t slow down in Franklin County, Ohio, a temporary morgue may be needed to store the bodies. The county has seen 23 overdose deaths from January 31 to February 7, Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county’s coroner, said in a statement on her Facebook page. The next day, the county had … Continue reading This Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle the number of fentanyl overdoses

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 suing McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health Inc., alleging they breached … Continue reading MONTANA SUES DRUG DISTRIBUTORS OVER OPIOID SHIPMENTS

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 from New Hampshire, describe one of their most … 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 next fix are contributing to a spike in retail theft. … 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. The establishment media is largely funded by Big Pharma and uses its … 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, the international affiliate of Purdue Pharma — the maker of … 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 this problem takes and the effects these substances have on … 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 filings that they received grand-jury subpoenas from the U.S. attorney’s office … 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 is unclear, at this time, if Walgreens will continue on … Continue reading Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report