Opioid Epidemic

The provisional 2021 total translates to roughly one U.S. overdose death every 5 minutes.
The family has drawn ongoing furor over its role marketing OxyContin to Americans.
"I started sending money home instead of visiting and avoided her phone calls; when I said 'I love you' it felt like a lie."
The president’s drug control strategy will emphasize harm reduction.
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to be assistant secretary of health. The current Pennsylvania Health Secretary would be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
States agreed to sign on after the Sacklers kicked in more cash and accepted other terms, including apologizing.
Eric Kay was convicted of one count each of drug distribution resulting in death and drug conspiracy. He faces up to life in prison.
The commission just released a final report saying clean syringe programs are good, actually.
One study cited in the settlement found that Native Americans have had the highest per capita rate of opioid overdose of any population group in 2015.
A jury has held Teva Pharmaceuticals responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis by delivering a verdict in a sweeping lawsuit filed by New York state.