Posts Tagged ‘opioid’

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

by Tyler Durden In the first of potentially thousands of verdicts against pharmaceutical companies accused of inciting the opioid epidemic, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled that Johnson & Johnson must pay a $572 million penalty for allegedly helping to fuel the opioid epidemic with irresponsible marketing practices, Reuters reports. Judge Thad Balkman, of Cleveland […]

Judge Rules Johnson & Johnson Must Pay Over $572 Million For Role In Oklahoma Opioid Crisis

Mandy Froelich, Truth Theory Waking Times In the state of Oklahoma, Johnson & Johnson has been found guilty for pushing doctors to prescribe opioids to patients while downplaying the risks of addiction. For fueling the pain-killerepidemic, the corporation has been ordered to pay over $572 million. According to Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, the sales push by Johnson […]

The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America’s Opioid Crisis

By Graham Smith The opioid epidemic is the new devil Bitcoin is being blamed for inflaming, to be added to the already long list of heinous crimes crypto is supposedly responsible for, like terrorism, money laundering, and trafficking. While it’s painfully clear that the U.S. dollar is a much more common tool for these unethical […]

DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific

Between 2006 and 2012, opioid drug makers and distributors flooded the country with 76 billion pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone—highly addictive opioid pain medications that sparked the epidemic of abuse and overdoses that killed nearly 100,000 people in that time period. As the epidemic surged over the seven-year period, so did the […]

Billionaire opioid kingpin convicted in massive bribery, racketeering conspiracy

(Natural News) Almost two years after he was arrested and charged for running a criminal drug cartel, opioid kingpin John Kapoor of Insys Therapeutics has finally been convicted of running a nationwide bribery and racketeering conspiracy. According to reports, the federal government has found the billionaire pharma executive, along with four of […]

Incarceration, falling incomes fueled US opioid crisis: Study

The rapid expansion of the prison population in the United States over the past four-decades may have helped fuel America’s deadly drug epidemic, a new study suggests. Large increases in admission rates to prisons were associated with a 2.6 percent rise in drug overdose deaths in a US county, according to the study by […]

For the First Time, Former Big Pharma CEO Arrested for Conspiracy for Fostering Opioid Crisis

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project Waking Times From the Sackler family — who has made billions from selling opioids to the masses — to the doctors arrested for pushing their pills on unwilling Americans, lawsuits and charges in the opioid crisis abound. However, the companies responsible for distribution of these drugs have largely gone […]

Migrant Instagram ‘Influencer’ Murdered Ex-girlfriend by Injecting Opioid into Her Neck

Under the name “Abbe Blattelito”, the criminal migrant had over 100,000 followers on social media. Now he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend in a bathtub – and for crimes against other former girlfriends as well, Fria Tider reports. “There were times I thought I would die”, says one […]

Illinois Residents Can Now Swap Prescription Opioid Painkillers for Medical Marijuana

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Illinois residents will now be able to seek out medical marijuana as an alternative to opioid painkillers through a new program allowing patients with prescriptions for opioids to instead opt for temporary access to the plant. The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program was approved by the state legislature in […]

Former Insys CEO Pleads Guilty to Opioid Kickback Scheme

Former Insys CEO Pleads Guilty to Opioid Kickback Scheme January 10th, 2019 Via: Reuters: The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has […]

BOMBSHELL: Google covering up Big Pharma opioid deaths by altering search autocomplete… more proof that Google protects Pharma

(Natural News) Google may be the most frequented search engine on the market, but that doesn’t make it the most honest. A shocking new report has revealed that Google’s autocomplete function is censoring searches for opioid-related statistics, such as “deaths from opioids” and the like. Google has come under fire for censoring […]

The making of an opioid epidemic: This was no accident

     Jane Ballantyne was, at one time, a true believer. The British-born doctor, who trained as an anaesthetist on the NHS before her appointment to head the pain department at Harvard and its associated hospital, drank up the promise of opioid painkillers – drugs such as morphine and methadone – in the late 1990s. Ballantyne […]

FDA Approves Opioid Drug 10X Stronger Than Fentanyl Funded By DoD

The FDA has approved the rollout of a new opioid drug up to 1000 times stronger than morphine, despite the opioid crisis that is currently killing more Americans than any other cause of accidental death. The agency sided with its Anesthetic and Analgesic Advisory Panel, which voted 10-3 to approve Dsuvia, a sublingual tablet form […]

Purdue Pharma Funds ‘Opioid Antagonist’ In Obvious Ploy To Appear To Actually Care

The Facts: Oil pulling has been shown to benefit oral health by several different studies. The best way to know is to experience and document it for yourself, but the research is there. Reflect On: Mainstream dental associations still label researchers who have found evidence of benefit as pseudoscientists. That’s not rare, especially when something […]

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

October 4th, 2018 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World With an estimated 11 million Americans abusing prescription opioid medications, opioid overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans, on average, die of an opioid […]

Senate bill to combat the opioid epidemic just another handout to Big Pharma

(Natural News) The new Senate bill intended to combat the opioid epidemic just passed with a nearly unanimous vote of 99 to 1. The piece of legislation, named Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act sets its sights on drug trafficking by requiring the U.S. Postal Service to keep electronic records on […]

Study Finds Doctors Had No Reason For Prescribing One-Third Of Opioid Prescription

The Facts: Unbeknownst to most doctors, the polio-vaccine history involves a massive public health service makeover during an era when a live, deadly strain of poliovirus infected the Salk polio vaccines, and paralyzed hundreds of children and their contacts. Reflect On: Is there a more sinister reason for the “decline” in polio during those years? […]

Big Pharma Exec Blamed For Opioid Crisis Cashes In With Drug For Addicts

A billionaire Big Pharma executive who has been blamed for creating the US opioid crisis has patented a new drug to cure opioid addiction, meaning he is set to cash in further on the deadly epidemic he created, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Richard Sackler, whose family owns Purdue Pharma, the […]

The UK is facing its own opioid crisis as fentanyl deaths rise by almost a third in one year

     Deaths from the opioid fentanyl rose by nearly 30% in 2017, official government statistics show. The numbers raises fears that the UK is experiencing an opioid crisis similar to that of the US. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), fatalities involving fentanyl were up by 29%, with 75 deaths in […]

Scientists are looking at our wastewater to see how severe the opioid epidemic really is

(Natural News) Arizona-based researchers are analyzing wastewater from the sewers of U.S. cities for signs of chemicals associated with opioids. The contents of sludge and slurries could provide a more accurate overview of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation, an article in Scientific American stated. The Human Health Observatory has been scouring […]

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