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
The recent surge in drug overdose deaths shocked even some of the most jaded observers of American addiction: 100,306 dead from April 2020 to April 2021, the first time the toll topped six figures in a 12-month period, according to provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics. New data released yesterday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) point to one potential culprit: illegally manufactured fentanyl , a … Continue reading Fentanyl and COVID-19 May Have Made the Opioid Epidemic Even Deadlier
By The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis. The counties blamed pharmacies operated by CVS, Walgreens and Walmart for not stopping … Continue reading Jury Finds CVS, Walmart and Walgreens are Responsible for Roles in Opioid Crisis
It makes sense, Brand says, that some people have doubts about allowing corporations with a history of prioritizing profits over people to be in charge of solving the pandemic. Russell Brand wants you to know that the transnational global mega-companies creating vaccines for COVID-19 are the same drugmakers responsible for the opioid crisis that has killed more people than COVID. In his latest video, Brand cites a Feb. 3 study … Continue reading Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?
Lawsuit claims the retail giant inadequately screened for questionable prescriptions. he Trump administration sued Walmart Inc. WMT -1.36% Tuesday, accusing the retail giant of helping to fuel the nation’s opioid crisis by inadequately screening for questionable prescriptions despite repeated warnings from its own pharmacists. The Justice Department’s lawsuit claims that Walmart sought to boost profits by understaffing its pharmacies and pressuring employees to fill prescriptions quickly. That made it difficult … Continue reading US Sues Walmart Alleging Role in Fueling the Opioid Crisis
The 52-year-old went through a dark period of life at the start of her career where she was addicted to class A drug heroin and smoked cannabis Davina McCall has revealed she was taken to hospital after overdosing on drugs at the height of her crippling addiction. The TV presenter, who has previously spoken about her issues with drugs in her early 20s, said she was … Continue reading Davina McCall on her drug overdose during crippling heroin addiction that left her ‘rotting inside’
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 their legal duties under Montana’s Controlled Substances Act. The state is … Continue reading MONTANA SUES DRUG DISTRIBUTORS OVER OPIOID SHIPMENTS
et another study indicates that patients are being tapered off prescription painkillers at “rapid” rates that surpass federal guidelines. Among more than 100,000 patients enrolled in both commercial insurance and Medicare Advantage programs, researchers found that the annual percentage undergoing tapering doubled between 2008 and 2017. In response to the opioid crisis, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a tapering guideline in … Continue reading DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS
Prescription Opioids Side Effects In addition to the serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, the use of prescription opioids can have a number of side effects, even when taken as directed: Tolerance—meaning you might need to take more of the medication for the same pain relief Physical dependence—meaning you have symptoms of withdrawal when the medication is stopped Increased sensitivity to pain Constipation Nausea, … Continue reading The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC
FACT: Before you read the article below, I want to tell you that Fentanyl deaths have increased 100% (one thousand percent) over 6 years! ◊NationalAddictionNews.com The fear was the worst part for Ryan Fowler. The New Hampshire native spent 10 years addicted to heroin, which has been increasingly mixed with the synthetic opioid fentanyl to boost its potency. “I was full of a lot of … Continue reading ‘CRISIS’: Surge in Cocaine Mixed with Fentanyl has Communities and Law Enforcement on Edge
From the Sackler family — who has made billions from selling opioids to the masses — to the doctors arrested for pushing their pills on unwilling Americans, lawsuits and charges in the opioid crisis abound. However, the companies responsible for distribution of these drugs have largely gone on unscathed, until now. In a first in the government’s battle against the opioid crisis, the former CEO … Continue reading FOR The FIRST TIME, Former Big Pharma CEO ARRESTED For Conspiracy For Fostering Opioid Crisis
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 being the mastermind behind the opioid epidemic: Johnson & … Continue reading WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS THAT IS NOW KILLING OVER 60,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR AND RISING?
When psychotic political figures run the “show,” psychotic things happen to American citizens. Do we even need to speak the insidious names again of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in order to make this point? Let’s take a moment to review the extreme fallout that’s still destroying Americans on our home turf, all while we fight a futile war started on false pretenses in a … Continue reading The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”
I truly believe this is all about POPULATION CONTROL designated by the elite! Don’t accept a prescription for any opioid, but NEVER EVER accept a prescription for Dsuvia. It will be automatic suicide for you and homicide from your doctor. So, if you choose any opioids, plan your funeral and write out your eulogy. You’ll need to! ~NationalAddictionNews.com There are concerns over a new, even … Continue reading WHAT??????? In The Midst of a Sweep of Death from Opioids, the FDA Just Approved a New Opioid 500 Times as Potent as Morphine! Are They Serious?
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have put about 30 doctors on notice that they’ve been identified for prescribing opioids in significantly greater quantities or doses than their peers. The doctors, who were not publicly identified but work in the metro and North Georgia area, were notified by letter. Some also were found to have prescribed opioids to patients who may have a high risk of abuse, … Continue reading 👀Prosecutors notify 30 doctors about excessive opioid prescriptions
I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on opioids is designed to accomplish two objectives: First, teaching medical … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is
The photo above shows a lethal dose of Heroin on the left, compared to a lethal dose of Fentanyl on the right. Doctors are prescribing this drug. I’m trying desperately to have your back – IF you let me – so that you don’t end up suffering the worst suffering on earth and then ending up dead before your time. The opioid crisis just keeps … Continue reading Why Fentanyl is Deadlier than Heroin ~ Shown in a Single Photo
Opioid death toll MUCH higher than previously thought: 70,000 more Americans died of overdoses in the last decade – but did not get counted, study suggests In 2016 alone, a record 64,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses But a new study from the University of Pittsburgh study found that 70,000 opioid overdoses were likely counted ‘unspecified’ since 1999 Death certificates were more likely to be … Continue reading Opioid Death Toll MUCH Higher Than Previously Thought
More than 200,000 Americans have died from prescription opioid overdoses since 1999 and as the epidemic continues, it raises serious questions about why the United States government has failed to stop it in the last 20 years. According to a recent report, many influential politicians are receiving incentives from drug manufacturers to, in essence, look the other way. Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the maker of OxyContin, has … Continue reading Legal Opioids Have Killed Hundreds Of Thousands As Big Pharma Bribes Politicians To Ignore It
Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA’s efforts to stop it. In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed — that according to Joe Rannazzisi, one of … Continue reading Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress
Americans continue to mourn the dozens of people who were killed and hundreds wounded by a crazed lunatic in Las Vegas on Sunday, and as is usually the case when guns are involved in a mass murder incident, the usual suspects are once more calling for gun bans. “Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, … Continue reading WHY ISN’T THERE A BAN ON BIG PHARMA, WHEN OPIOIDS ARE KILLING SIGNIFICANTLY FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN GUNS ARE????????
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 premises. The … Continue reading Maker of Highly Addictive OxyContin Says it will Stop Incentivizing Doctors to Push its Deadly Drugs (I’ll believe it when I see it.)
While the FDA pushes for a kratom ban a group of scientists argues that if kratom is labeled as a Schedule I drug, opioid-overdose deaths will only continue to rise. Prior to reading this article, NationalAddictionNews.com wants you to understand that you don’t want to be addicted to kratom. The withdrawal symptoms you’ll experience won’t be worth it. Imagine muscle aches, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggression, emotional … Continue reading Could Kratom Decrease the Massive Opioid Accidental Overdoses?
An analysis by USC Schaeffer Center researchers found that from 1996 to 2012, the proportion of opioid prescriptions from physician’s offices increased even as the share from other settings had decreased. The researchers conducted the analysis based on data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey conducted annually by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. Department of Health and Human … Continue reading Patients Receive Most Opioids at the Doctor’s Office, Not the ER
Medicaid is contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis by establishing incentives that make it profitable to abuse and sell opioids, a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee concludes. The report notes that at least 1,072 people have been convicted or charged nationwide since 2010 for improperly using Medicaid to obtain prescription opioids, some of which were then resold on the nation’s … Continue reading Medicaid Contributing to Opioid Crisis: Senate Report
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The leading cause of death for Americans under 50 is now accidental death by drug overdose. There’s been a significant climb in overdose deaths among those under 18. When it comes to acknowledging the opioid epidemic, the U.S. has been faced with some harsh realities over the past several months. Perhaps most notable is a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that … Continue reading Breaking Down the Uptick in Adolescent Overdoses
Calling it a “national shame” and “human tragedy,” President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic crippling American communities a “public health emergency” and pledged federal resources to help combat the growing problem. “Addressing it will require all of our effort, and it will require us to confront the crisis in all of its real complexity,” Trump said during a speech in the East Room of … Continue reading Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘public health emergency’. Fentanyl to come off the market ‘immediately’!