Walgreens To Pay Fla. $683M In Opioid Settlement

FILE – The Walgreens logo on the front of a store, July 14, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass. The Walgreens pharmacy chain has reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly dispensing millions of painkillers that contributed to the opioid crisis, state officials said Thursday, May … Continue reading Walgreens To Pay Fla. $683M In Opioid Settlement

Opioid Distributors Reach $518 Million Settlement With Washington State

Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, on June 21, 2017. (Bryan Woolston/Reuters) Washington has reached a $518 million settlement with drug distributors McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health, ending a months-long trial over the companies’ alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic in the state, the three companies announced on Tuesday. … Continue reading Opioid Distributors Reach $518 Million Settlement With Washington State

Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, California — Four times as much fentanyl is flowing across the United States-Mexico border under President Joe Biden compared to two years prior when former President Trump was in office. During the launch of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert’s (R-CA) congressional caucus dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark … Continue reading Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

400 Pounds Of Meth, Cocaine, And Heroin Worth $2.56 Million Seized In One Border Sting

A 56-year-old Mexican national attempted to smuggle a massive haul of narcotics totaling 415.61 pounds and worth over $2.5 million but was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident occurred two weeks ago at the Tecate Port of Entry along the San Diego-Tijuana border but information has only just been announced by CBP. … Continue reading 400 Pounds Of Meth, Cocaine, And Heroin Worth $2.56 Million Seized In One Border Sting

Hollywood Democrat Donor Ed Buck Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2019 photo, Ed Buck appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. A wealthy California Democratic donor convicted of injecting two men with lethal doses of drugs faces a sentence of life in prison. Ed Buck will learn his fate Thursday, April 14, 2022, in a Los Angeles … Continue reading Hollywood Democrat Donor Ed Buck Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison

CDC’s Crackdown on Opioid Pain Medications Is Abysmal Failure – Didn’t Fix the Crisis and Americans are Suffering with Severe Pain

The CDC attempted to address the opioid problem in the US five years ago by curtailing the prescription of opioids.  The result was that deaths are as high as ever and people with chronic pain are suffering.  Many people have had severe pain or know someone who does.  Back pain is something that can spring … Continue reading CDC’s Crackdown on Opioid Pain Medications Is Abysmal Failure – Didn’t Fix the Crisis and Americans are Suffering with Severe Pain

Walgreens Fed Opioid Addiction, Florida Says as Trial Starts

A Walgreens store is seen in Chicago on Feb. 11, 2021. (Eileen T. Meslar/Reuters) Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. supplied billions of opioid pills to drug addicts and criminals, contributing to an addiction epidemic in Florida, a lawyer for the state said on Monday as a civil trial against the pharmacy chain got underway. Walgreens filled one … Continue reading Walgreens Fed Opioid Addiction, Florida Says as Trial Starts

Amount of fentanyl seized in 2022 surpasses 2021 total

The amount of fentanyl seized by the Montana Highway Patrol just months into 2022 has already surpassed the 2021 total, MHP Colonel Steve Lavin said in a Thursday press release. According to the release, troopers confiscated 12,079 fentanyl pills through March 15, 2022, compared to just 3,800 in 2021. Arrests are also rising. Between 2018 … Continue reading Amount of fentanyl seized in 2022 surpasses 2021 total