Charlie Baker

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

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 pharmaceutical industry each get more “aggressive” in the fight against opioid addiction. Baker… Continue Reading Mass Gov. Charlie Baker Urges Pharma To Step Up Fight Against Addiction

West Virginia

West Virginia Limits Opioid Prescribing

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 plan to introduce legislation that would limit how much pain medicine doctors can… Continue Reading West Virginia Limits Opioid Prescribing

Big Pharma and Opioids

Will Big Pharma Be Held Accountable for Opioid Crisis?

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 upstream to the source of a great majority of the… Continue Reading Will Big Pharma Be Held Accountable for Opioid Crisis?