Opioid Epidemic

Undermining Medicaid would gut substance abuse programs and leave clinics struggling for funds.
The Sacklers, the family behind OxyContin, allegedly wired around a billion dollars to their own bank accounts while defending their role in the opioid crisis.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has settled a consolidated lawsuit accusing the company and the Sackler family of being responsible for the opioid crisis.
Hundreds of children have been removed from their opioid-addicted parents.
Purdue Pharmaceuticals is involved in over 2,000 lawsuits related to more than 400,000 overdose deaths in the last 20 years.
Judge Thad Balkman ordered the health care company to pay $572 million.
It's an effort to treat mental illness as a public health crisis, and it's way different from what Trump has been doing.
“We have given marijuana the status of medicine with none of the standards.”
“We’re not trying to scare them. We just want to save a few lives.”
The decision comes after protesters demanded that the name be taken down in light of the ongoing opioid crisis.
State Attorney General Aaron Ford said the defendants have “the deaths of thousands of Nevadans ... on their hands."
Teva was accused of helping fuel the U.S. opioid crisis. The drugmaker said the settlement "does not establish any wrongdoing on the part of the company."
The 2020 presidential contender said justice needed to be served against drugmakers like Purdue Pharma.
The CDC and the FDA caution doctors not to taper the doses too quickly and cause patients to suffer “uncontrolled pain, psychological distress and suicide.”
The decision follows scores of lawsuits filed against the billionaire family and its opioid company, Purdue Pharma.
Fentanyl and other opioids are involved in nearly three-fourths of fatal cocaine overdoses.
Many who attended Warren's event in West Virginia were just happy to see a politician show up to talk about their problems.
The Sackler family, which runs Purdue Pharma, has been accused of fueling the opioid epidemic out of sheer greed.
The mandate can save lives. It also has driven up the price and sales of the overdose reversal drug.