OxyContin Maker Closed, Fined $8 Billion
The maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges for its role in creating and advancing the nation's opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, this does not even come close to holding Purdue accountable for the damage it caused.
Yesterday's Battle Against Big Tobacco, Today's Battle Against Big Pharma
A cursory glance at recent headlines will reveal story after story of huge, multi-billion dollar pharma companies being sued for the part they played in the creation of the opiate epidemic. Now the cat is out of the bag, one could say, and the American public knows the truth.
Tide Turns On Pharmaceutical Industry As Leading Advocate Changes Mind On Pain Medication
An article in the New York Times from April 29th, 2019 shone a light on the opioid addiction crisis and highlighted a phenomenon we are very glad to see. Medical doctors, usually pain pill advocates, are turning their backs on pharmaceutical opioids and are making a stand against the very companies that manufacture them.
The Connection between the FDA, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Addiction
One of the most common questions I hear regarding addiction is, “How did the addiction epidemic get so bad?” And I can see why people ask this.
The Connection between “Tamper-Resistant” Opioids and Skyrocketing Communicable Disease Crises
Opioid painkillers are a class of drugs which started off seeming like a good idea but which instead ended up creating the worst addiction epidemic that our nation has likely ever seen.
Make Informed Choices: The Value of Getting Informed on What You Are Putting into Your Body
In all of our advancements as a species, the human race still struggles with its shortcomings. We’re actively working on them, but they’re still there.
One Federal Judge from Ohio Takes on Big Pharma
All across the nation, our country has experienced increasing drug problems and addiction issues. But even though the entire nation as a whole has experienced growing drug problems and issues, the entire nation has not experienced this crisis equally.
How Our Underestimation of Opioids Lead to an Epidemic
At this point, it is pretty clear to me that the United States of America is suffering from a crippling and extremely derisive opioid addiction epidemic. Sometimes, we have a hard time swallowing this bitter truth.