Purdue Pharma Internal Documents Show Intent to Create Addicts

Kaiser Health News has gathered years of budget documents and other records belonging to Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, and has released them to the public for viewing and perusal. During the early days of the opioid painkiller OxyContin, Purdue spent much time and effort promoting the drug to doctors, significantly downplaying its addictive qualities and suggesting it… Read More

Mass Gov. Charlie Baker Urges Pharma To Step Up Fight Against Addiction

Charlie Baker

Governor Tells Pharma To Step Up in Fight Against Opioid Crisis Mass Gov. Charlie Baker, recently speaking at a Washington Post event, urged pharmaceutical companies to take a more active role in fighting the opioid crisis. As reported by the Greenfield Reporter, Baker outlined a series of areas where he’d like to see the federal government and the… Read More

West Virginia Limits Opioid Prescribing

West Virginia

Ground-zero for the overdose crisis, WV finally tries limit Rx Opioids After leading the nation is overdose deaths (52 out of every 100,000 people in the state died last year from overdose), West Virginia legislators have taken steps to alleviate some of the problem by setting limits on prescription opioids. As reported in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, state lawmakers… Read More

Will Big Pharma Be Held Accountable for Opioid Crisis?

Big Pharma and Opioids

Communities target companies who profited from fanning addiction Combine corporate deceit and greed with medical neglect and lack of oversight with a highly addictive and potentially deadly product, and what do you get? 50,000 deaths per year in the “Land of the Free”. Now, as the overdose carnage continues to gain momentum, many states and communities are looking… Read More