Fentanyl Entering US Through Southern Border at “Unprecedented Levels”: Rep. Higgins

Implementing a new law to punish traffickers of fentanyl and declaring deaths from the drug as a health crisis could curb the damage it is doing to the country. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) speaks during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 8, 2022. … Continue reading Fentanyl Entering US Through Southern Border at “Unprecedented Levels”: Rep. Higgins

8 Montanans Died of Fentanyl Overdose in Last 10 Days+ Deadliest Week on Record

Fentanyl deaths continue to spike precipitously in the state, with the Riverstone Health in Billings reporting that 8 people have overdosed and died from the dangerous drug between May 22 and June 1st, making it the deadlines week on record and continuing to set a blistering pace that is expected to to be several magnitudes … Continue reading 8 Montanans Died of Fentanyl Overdose in Last 10 Days+ Deadliest Week on Record

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

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

Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

BY SETH POLLARD POSTED ON MAY 3, 2019 The opioid epidemic has been a topic of conversation for a years now. With doctors and pharmacies being instructed to be more careful with their prescribing of the medication, and some states even asking them to look up a patient’s drug history before dispensing the drugs, it comes as … Continue reading Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it’s uglier than ever

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 8:14 a.m. ET Feb. 13, 2020 The floor seemed filthy and she could not get rid of the grime. Amie Detzel frantically scrubbed that nursing home floor with cleaning supplies she’d found when no one was looking. On hands and knees, dragging her IV pole with her, the gravely sick woman incessantly scrubbed. Meth … Continue reading Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it’s uglier than ever

Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Opioid addicts aren’t the only ones suffering from the drug. The crisis is now ruining society in ways that we are only beginning to grasp, and it’s all thanks to greedy pharmaceutical companies who care more about profits than people. For example, opioid addicts desperate for their … Continue reading Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

Associated Press Published 11:17 a.m. ET July 22, 2019 | Updated 3:53 p.m. ET July 22, 2019 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by … Continue reading Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

They knew: Recently unsealed court documents reveal that makers of OxyContin purposely misled doctors and consumers about the strength of the drug

(Natural News) The opioid epidemic has been costly, there’s little doubt about that. With 47,600 deaths from opioid overdose in 2017 alone, the wave of death shows no signs of slowing down. And all the while, Big Pharma has been cashing out. Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family and producer of the most infamous … Continue reading They knew: Recently unsealed court documents reveal that makers of OxyContin purposely misled doctors and consumers about the strength of the drug