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Attorneys Want to Consolidate Thousands of Opioid Lawsuits

Across the US, hundreds of attorneys representing cities, counties, states and small towns, have filed lawsuits against opioid makers (such as Perdue Pharma) and distributors (including such everyday names as Walgreens. All of these lawsuits point blame at the various players for helping escalate the opioid addiction epidemic and seek monetary compensation. Now, attorneys have

2019-06-17T16:05:08+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |
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Drs Were Paid, Gave Patients Money for Naltrexone Implants

In California, opioid addiction has run rampant, with 2,012 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ each year. The number of overdose deaths since 2012 from heroin has increased from 362 to 587, and synthetic opioids deaths have risen from 146 to 355. While there are fewer addicted people across the state, there are heavily concentrated populations of opioid

2018-07-27T18:18:36+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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KY Lawsuit Says Walgreens Played Active Role in Opioid Epidemic

A Kentucky lawsuit against Walgreens claims the chain played a significant role in the local opioid epidemic.   Thursday’s complaint, filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear, says that the retailer used "unlawful business practices" to fuel the epidemic in Kentucky. The AG says that for more than ten years, Walgreens willingly filled large amounts of

2018-06-15T09:47:05+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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Patrick Kennedy: Opioid Commission a “Charade”

The Trump administration’s opioid commission has come under heavy fire by at least one member, who told CNN on Monday that the commission’s work leaves much to be desired. “Everyone is willing to tolerate the intolerable -- and not do anything about it," former Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy, one of six members appointed to the

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Report Says Fentanyl Epidemic Supplied by China

While US law enforcement has often pointed the finger toward Chinese suppliers, a new federal government report confirms that China's “weakly regulated and poorly monitored” pharmaceutical industry is at fault for the Fentanyl epidemic in US states like Florida and Ohio. The U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission's report explains  that Chinese pharmaceutical companies

2017-10-25T05:06:44+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

Companies Exploit Opiate Addiction and Fears for Profit

Proove Biosciences and the Genetic Addiction Predictor Recently, a business promising genetic testing to predict opiate addiction came under scrutiny for selling what they call “genetic tests” to help predict a person’s capacity for addiction. Experts, however, say the test is not scientifically sound and could lead to discrimination for patients that really need the

2017-10-25T05:06:45+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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