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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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Purdue’s Emails Reveal Disdain for Addicted

Recently released emails from a trial in Connecticut show that Purdue Pharma, the manufacturers of the highly addictive painkiller Oxycontin, blamed patients for their addiction. The documents were released by the Connecticut State Attorney’s Office in the face of ongoing litigation against the pharmaceutical company. “Abusers aren’t victims; they are victimizers,” a 2001 email from

2019-05-08T18:08:48+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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New York Funds Fourteen New Recovery Centers

The New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced funding last week to complete fourteen new alcohol and drug treatment centers to help combat the addiction epidemic. The state is dedicating $5.1 million in funding to the effort across the state. They also announced additional funding for two recovery centers. One of the

2019-03-04T23:05:36+00:00Tags: , , , , |
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One in Five American Teens Has Vaped Nicotine

Last year, in September, the US Food and Drug Administration put out a stern press release declaring vaping “an epidemic” among young people, particularly minors. We’ve detailed some information about how vaping tobacco appears to be a gateway into other tobacco use for young people, rather than an exit path for adult smokers looking to

2019-02-13T17:22:10+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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US Federal Attorneys Halt Safe Injection Sites in PA

A nonprofit organization named Safehouse has drawn fire from federal prosecutors, who have finally made good on their threats of taking action to shut it down. Last Wednesday, February 6, prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit cooperatively with the Department of Justice. Safehouse provides a place for drug users to inject their drugs “safely,” in the

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Federal Agencies Have Been Raiding Suboxone-Prescribing Doctors

In Virginia, Suboxone clinics run by Dr. Frank Hyatt and Dr. Jianyi Zhang were raided by federal agencies in 2018, and both doctors have told the media they don’t know the reason why. The raids included warrants allowing the police to take computers and patient charts, which have since been returned. Frank Hyatt has prescribed

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