A federal judge should reject a sweeping settlement to thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, a group of states said at a hearing Tuesday, arguing the protections it extends to members of the Sackler family who own the firm are improper. States have credible claims that family members took more than $10 billion from the company, steered it toward bankruptcy, and then used … Continue reading States: Sackler Family Members Abusing Bankruptcy Process
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977Press Release DEA 2020 Year in Review: Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic WASHINGTON – With the unprecedented worldwide health emergency brought on by COVID-19, last year was filled with new challenges and increased risks. While much of the world focused on combating the pandemic, DEA continued to implement initiatives to combat violent drug traffickers who … Continue reading Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic
Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness DEA 360 and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation presents What Every Family Needs to Know about Opioids, a community-based summit that will examine the opioid epidemic from a local perspective and focus on how this crisis impacts our schools, families, law enforcement and healthcare systems. Our expert panel will answer your questions about how opioids affect the human brain, signs of addiction and … Continue reading Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness
An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance 1 child in 8 lives with a parent who suffers from a substance abuse disorder in America, and every 15 minutes, a baby in America is born suffering from opioid withdrawal Prescription opioid use is a significant risk factor for subsequent heroin use; 1 in 3 people who misused opioids during their high school years ended up … Continue reading Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis
I want to preface this article by LOUDLY stating that addiction is NOT a disease! It is a is a side effect of despair and brokenness. Don’t believe the lie developed to rake in the big money with bad treatment. More than 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. Now, COVID-19 has left many locked down, laid off, and flooded … Continue reading COVID-19 and the opioid crisis: When a pandemic and an epidemic collide
An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart’s inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and alcohol abuse, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open … Continue reading Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic
QUES: Is your doctor a healer or a dealer? The fact that America is losing the desperate battle against the horrific opioid epidemic has been reported by many media sources. However, with all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of one of the biggest public health crises America is facing today. Every day, an increasing number of people are overdosing or … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis… Who Are The Pushers & Dealers?
A Delaware mother is hoping the heartbreaking image of her identifying her son’s body at the morgue after he overdosed on opioids and fentanyl will deter others from making the same fatal mistake. DOCTORS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBING FENTANYL TO THE WRONG PATIENTS FOR YEARS, STUDY FINDS “Holding my dead son in my arms, this is the picture of addiction,” Nora Sheehan, whose son Andrew Jugler died in October, told … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’
Opioids are the class of pain-relieving drugs made from the illegal and deadly drug heroin. Fentanyl is by far the most dangerous, but you’ve certainly heard of some other popular ones, including oxycodone (a.k.a. Oxycontin), hydrocodone (a.k.a. Vicodin), morphine and codeine. Fentanyl is so strong that just a few too many milligrams can cause a human to overdose and die. If terrorists were to make … Continue reading MORE DANGEROUS than a nuclear weapon, Fentanyl – the heroin-based prescription painkiller – could easily be the next Weapon of Mass Destruction
IN 2018, MORE THAN 2 MILLION AMERICANS WILL SUFFER FROM ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION OR ILLICIT OPIOIDS Opioids killed more people last year than either car accidents or gun violence. This crisis of addiction can affect any American, from all-state football captains to stay-at-home mothers. As a result, Americans across the country are feeling the weight of the crisis next door. Share your story below by uploading a video about … Continue reading Over 2 MILLION Americans Will Suffer From Addiction to Opioids in 2018; Too Many Will Needlessly Die Prematurely
Need truly affordable help in recovery? Want a permanent solution? Don’t want to do ‘steps’ or be told that you have a (theorized) disease? Resent being called an ‘addict’? Want your recovery to remain private and individualized? Want a faith based solution? Would you like to recover from the privacy of your home or office? Don’t want recovery to interfere in your activities of daily … Continue reading The Epidemic
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
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