Monday, December 16, 2019

Opioids and Crack: The Tale of Two Addiction Crises & Race in America

Today, opioid abuse is considered one of the most serious addiction crises society faces. However, thirty years ago, the addiction crisis was all about a different drug: a highly-addictive form of cocaine, known as crack.What is telling about American society is the stark difference in how the media, policymakers...

Deaths From Opioid Overdose Cause Morgues to Overflow While Big Pharma Profits

It almost seems like a conspiracy; Big pharmaceutical companies continue to dump highly addictive opioid pain killers on to the market, enabling an addiction epidemic that is reaching crisis levels. As they export this epidemic abroad, they conspire to make treatments unavailable by raising prices to unaffordable levels –...

Deaths From Opioid Overdose Cause Morgues to Overflow While Big Pharma Profits

It almost seems like a conspiracy; Big pharmaceutical companies continue to dump highly addictive opioid painkillers on to the market, enabling an addiction epidemic that is reaching crisis levels. As they export this epidemic abroad, they conspire to make treatments unavailable by raising prices to unaffordable levels – making...

Anything to Make a Buck – Big Pharma Dumps 780 Million Opioid Painkillers Into a Region With The Highest Overdose Rate in the...

Last week, Drug Safety News brought you a story about the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. and how rural regions of the country have been the most affected. This was according to a report by the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office that was released earlier this year.Now, an investigative...

The Growing Opioid Epidemic is Hitting Rural America Hardest

While the DEA and certain legislators in Washington D.C. wring their hands over relatively innocuous marijuana (despite increasing legalization and acceptance), the most serious drug problem involves legal prescription medications.Last month, the U.S. Surgeon General's Office published a report, “Facing Addiction in America,” which pointed out that nearly 80...

Opioids: Nearly 80 Americans Die Every Day From Overdoses

In a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's Office, entitled “Facing Addiction in America,” an average of 78 people in the U.S. die each day as the result of opiate overdose. That's greater than the number of auto-related fatalities, and costs the U.S. economy twice as much as...

Opioid Overdoses Continue to Rise – Among Children!

While the judiciary is attempting to hold Big Pharma accountable for the epidemic of opioid abuse across the U.S., that epidemic is growing worse – and tragically, it’s growing fastest among children and adolescents.This shocking news was recently published in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. It was...

Pharmaceutical Companies Conspire to Keep Opioid Addicts from Getting Help – Now States Are Fighting Back

You may not have heard of Suboxone, unless you have struggled with opioid addiction. This drug is a vital treatment in helping addicts to get the proverbial monkey off their back – and two drug companies have been conspiring to keep the price inflated by blocking the manufacture of...

Big Pharma: Creating a Nation of Addicts for Profit

It isn't a new story. Back in the days, celebrities like Judy Garland, Alan Jay Lerner and Elvis Presley were made into addicts by the physicians to whom they had entrusted their health care concerns. Those were unscrupulous doctors who saw opportunities to exert control over their well-heeled patients...

Big Pharma Price Gouges on Heroin Overdose Medicine

Amidst a growing opioid epidemic across the nation, big pharma is seeing dollar signs and an opportunity to make big bucks off of a lifesaving medication which saves thousands of lives yearly.Narcan is a drug which has the ability to save the life of an individual who has overdosed...