NEW YORK CITY
When three New Yorkers of remarkably different backgrounds overdosed and died on the same day, many believed their deaths were coincidental. But investigators later began to see a pattern when they discovered that all three users had ordered drugs from the same dealer. The story that followed unveiled numerous warning signs, lessons that Americans must learn to prevent more overdose deaths.
In the slew of recent lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, yet another loss for Big Pharma was announced on December 30th, 2021, in the case of New York State against Teva Pharmaceuticals.
There’s a problem with the readily-available information on statistics related to America’s drug abuse and drug overdose situation. And this problem could be skewing the way many of us perceive this situation and reducing our sense of urgency in seeking effective solutions.
In just a few days in New Haven, Connecticut, more than a hundred people would be plunged into life-threatening overdoses as a result of their drug use. The culprit was the ultrapowerful synthetic drug AB-Fubinaca, often found in packets of drugs sold as Spice or K2.