Battling the National Opioid Epidemic Crisis

New National Efforts to Combat the Widespread Drug Overdose Opioid Epidemic in the Country The United States is in the midst of a crisis regarding an epidemic of opiate overdose deaths. Approximately 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids every day.  Unfortunately, drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the country.  … Continue reading Battling the National Opioid Epidemic Crisis

Nevada News: AG Laxalt Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer to Combat Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic

Carson City, NV – Yesterday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P. and its affiliates, which manufacture OxyContin and other opioids.  The lawsuit alleges that Purdue engaged in deceptive marketing regarding the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, fueling Nevada’s opioid epidemic and leading to the opioid … Continue reading Nevada News: AG Laxalt Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer to Combat Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

BOSTON, Ms. – As part of a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts has warned a number of medical professionals that their opioid prescribing practices have been identified as a source of concern. In a letter sent this week, United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling informed … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

Making Strides in the National Opioid Epidemic State by State

United Efforts to Combat the Devastating Opioid Crisis is Paying Off (STL.News) It’s no secret…the United States is grappling with a devastating drug epidemic.  It is a nationwide problem and one that is destroying communities from coast-to-coast.  On average, 175 Americans die every day from opioid-related overdoses, and according to some experts, that death toll … Continue reading Making Strides in the National Opioid Epidemic State by State

Are the Opioid Epidemic Class Action Suits Making a Difference?  

More Than 60 U.S. Cities are now Suing Big Pharma over the National Opioid Epidemic Much is being done around the country in the battle against the opioid overdose crisis that’s killing so many people.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse, reports that more than 115 people in the U.S. die each day after an … Continue reading Are the Opioid Epidemic Class Action Suits Making a Difference?  

WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales