More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports

More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April, marking the highest number ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. The new record number marked a 28.5 percent … Continue reading More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports

Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173

Drug overdoses have killed 621 people in San Francisco this year, nearly four times as many as have been killed by COVID-19, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A report in the Chronicle noted on Saturday: Fifty-eight more people died of drug overdoses in San … Continue reading Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173

Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma

Inside the massive lawsuit that seeks to assign blame — and financial penalties — for the opioid epidemic. Paul Farrell paced the courtroom as lawyers filed into place: plaintiffs on the left, defendants to the right, briefcases down, folders out. Outside the chambers, Lake … Continue reading Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma

During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub

Officials say the substance that sent six people, including two police officers, to the hospital Friday morning in Brooklyn tested positive as fentanyl. Fifteen people were at Roxy’s Exotic Club on Madison Avenue just before 3 a.m. Friday when the overdoses occurred, according … Continue reading During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub