Category: Opiates/Opioids

OxyContin Causes Extensive Damage in Communities

Recent research is demonstrating that OxyContin and the aggressive and irresponsible way that it was marketed, may have caused more damage than originally thought. OxyContin is an opioid painkiller that was first placed on the market by manufacturer Purdue Pharma in 1996. It was a 12-hour release of oxycodone. It was often abused by users […]

The largest opioid manufacturer in the United States, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, entered into a $1.6 billion settlement of thousands of lawsuits brought by state and local governments regarding its role in the opioid crisis. The settlement agreement was endorsed by 47 states and United States territories. A committee of lawyers representing cities and counties also approved […]

Opioids

Millions of families across the country are suffering due to opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose. Some public health experts believe that opioids will kill another 500,000 people in the next decade. Improper Marketing The manufacturers and distributors of opioids […]