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Tag: heroin abuse

How is Fentanyl Abused Today?

Oct 25, 2019
Fentanyl is fatal. It’s a destructive drug that can cause severe, irreversible consequences, even in the smallest doses. While fentanyl has been around for decades as a means to treat...

Facts About Fentanyl: What You Need to Know

Oct 22, 2019
Opioid addiction is rampant across the country, which began with the abuse of prescription drugs. Now there are substitutes on the street such as heroin and fentanyl that have added...

Suboxone Manufacturer Pays 2.6 Million in State Settlement

Oct 16, 2019
Recently, Reckitt Benckiser Group, the manufacturer of Suboxone settled $2.6 million with the state of Michigan. The allegations included deceptive marketing, leading to improper use of the state’s Medicaid funds....

Johnson & Johnson Pays 20.4 Million Settlement Amidst Opioid Crisis

Oct 7, 2019
Many pharmaceutical companies are paying the price for allegedly starting the opioid crisis, beginning in the late 1990s. In August, Johnson & Johnson faced a $574 million lawsuit in Oklahoma,...

Is It Possible to Quit an Opioid Addiction?

Oct 2, 2019
Every day there’s an opioid-related event in the United States, whether it’s about pharmaceutical companies going bankrupt, federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic or a rising opioid crisis in...

Company Accused of Fueling Opioid Crisis Files for Bankruptcy

Sep 20, 2019
  In recent events surrounding the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Purdue Pharma is known for creating the infamous opioid prescription medication, OxyContin. For years, Purdue...

Six Ways to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Sep 17, 2019
  While efforts to combat the opioid epidemic continues, such as the recent funding of 1.8 billion from the government, the problem will not go away overnight. According to the...

U.S. Government Announces 1.8 Billion to States to Fight Opioid Crisis

Sep 8, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the current administration will fund states with 1.8 billion dollars to combat the opioid crisis. The main objective of...

Facebook Post Shows the Hard Truth about Heroin Addiction

Sep 1, 2019
A Cincinnati woman put a picture on her Facebook page of herself and her two children standing in front of their dad’s open casket. Her message: heroin is dangerous. The...

Why Is There an Opioid Epidemic in the United States?

Aug 30, 2019
  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 130 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose. Not only does this affect people and...
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