Doctor Explains the Concept of Opioid Addiction in Federal Opioid Trial

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Witness testimony commenced on May 4, 2021, in the country’s first federal opioid addiction lawsuit against three opioid distributors for allegedly fueling the opioid epidemic. Dr Cory Waller was the first witness to testify on behalf of Cabell County and the city of Huntington. The city and county’s opioid lawsuit accuses three opioid distributors – […]

Everything You Need to Know About Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement Deal

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The United States is currently facing one of the deadliest opioid epidemics in recent history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that approximately 500,000 people have lost their lives to opioid overdose and addiction over the past two decades. The crisis has been fueled by prescription opioids such as Vicodin and OxyContin […]

How Did Purdue Pharma Fuel the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S?

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Approximately 128 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. This includes prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Hydrocodone, and Methadone. Of people who use heroin, about 80% of them first used a prescription opioid. This has led to the rise of a fatal opioid epidemic in the country. In 2019 alone, more than 191 million opioid […]

$25 Million NIH Grant Funds Opioid Overuse Disorder Vaccine

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A $25 million research grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s Helping to Heal Addiction Long-term Initiative, popularly known as HEAL, is funding new scientific research aimed at developing a potent vaccine that may help individuals overcome opioid overuse and addiction disorder. The vaccine mainly targets fentanyl that is up to 100 times more […]