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

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?  

Florida News: Attorney General Bondi Sues Major Opioid Manufacturers & Distributors

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed an action in state court against some of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the national opioid crisis.  The complaint names as defendants opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma L.P., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cephalon, Inc., and Allergan plc and … Continue reading Florida News: Attorney General Bondi Sues Major Opioid Manufacturers & Distributors

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost … Continue reading Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

Medicare tightens oversight of opioid prescriptions

WASHINGTON/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Medicare says it’s planning to tighten oversight of opioid drugs prescribed to millions of elderly and disabled beneficiaries. Under a proposal released Thursday, patients would have to consult their doctor and get approval from their drug plan if a new prescription puts them above recommended cumulative dose levels for morphine-like painkillers. Pharmacists … Continue reading Medicare tightens oversight of opioid prescriptions