The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is suing some of the largest players in the pharmaceutical and health care industries, accusing them of “fueling (the) opioid crisis.”The tribe announced in a Wednesday news release that it has filed a lawsuit against several opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies that it believes have “failed to prevent the flow of illicit opioids into the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.”Named in the suit are manufacturers Purdue Pharma LP, Purdue Pharma Inc., Purdue Frederick Co. and Endo Health Solutions Inc.; distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp.; and pharmacies CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Walmart Inc.“Opioid addiction has led to the death of thousands of tribal citizens and countless suffering for those addicted to these drugs,” the tribe states in the release. “Families have been ripped apart as addicted parents become unable to care for their children, … [Read more...] about Another tribe suing drug companies: Creeks say opioid crisis ‘threatens the very existence’ of some tribes
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press March 26, 2018 CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation’s deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016.But some advocates say the funding included in the spending plan the president signed Friday is not nearly enough to establish the kind of treatment system needed to reverse the crisis. A White House report last fall put the cost of the overdose epidemic at more than $500 billion a year.Former representative Patrick Kennedy, who served on President Trump’s opioid commission last year, said that there are clear solutions, but that Congress needs to devote more money to them. Advertisement ‘‘We still have lacked the insight that this is a crisis, a cataclysmic crisis,’’ he said. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily … [Read more...] about Federal money for opioid crisis called insufficient
The opioid crisis is on the rise, with President Trump declaring it a full-blown public health emergency last yearResearchers are looking to CBD, a compound found in marijuana, to help reduce cravings for opioids and treat chronic painA new study this week found that opioid-addicted rats were less likely to relapse after being treated with a CBD gelCBD doesn't get you high, but it is nonetheless classified as a Schedule I drug, which makes it difficult for researchers to study its health effects Advertisement - Continue Reading Below When he was 34, Che* broke a disc in his back. His doctor prescribed OxyContin for the pain, and Che took it for about a year. But when his doctor suspected Che was abusing the drug, he cancelled his prescription. That led Che to find other ways to access the substance, including stealing money from his family.“By the time I was 37, I lost my career and my family and I was homeless,” he told MensHealth.com. “I became a full-on criminal … [Read more...] about Is Marijuana the Key to Solving the Opioid Crisis?
(Natural News) Desperate to avert all eyes away from perhaps the biggest culprit, pharmaceutical overprescription, researchers have come up with a hilarious new explanation for the burgeoning opioid crisis in America today: climate change.Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics at Penn State University, contends that natural disasters supposedly spurred on by global warming are among the culprits driving opioid overdoses.He says that areas where there are more natural disasters tend to have a more serious opioid problem than areas where the weather is more calm. And in his view, severe weather events apparently always point to climate change – which desperate leftists (in case you haven’t noticed) are blaming on almost everything these days.Using data from F.E.M.A. (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) on presidentially declared disasters, Goetz found that things like hurricanes, droughts, and floods often occur in locales where opioid abuse is … [Read more...] about Economist’s bizarre claim: Opioid crisis is caused by CLIMATE CHANGE, not doctors and drug companies
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of an Obama-era policy that let legalized marijuana proliferate in many states across the U.S. may affect states that have medical marijuana and recreational pot use laws. It’s too early, though, to tell just how significant the impact will be.On Thursday, Sessions rescinded a decision made in 2013 that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, the New York Times reported.“It is the mission of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws of the United States, and the previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law,” Sessions said in a statement.It could be a very significant decision, depending on how it is enforced, says Lawrence Gostin, a professor of law and the director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.“Federal law normally trumps state law, so a violation of a federal criminal statute could result in significant … [Read more...] about Could Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Ruling Make the Opioid Crisis Even Worse?