Tag Archives: Opioid

Having Naloxone on Hand Can Save a Life During an Opioid Overdose

Image Español Anyone can save a life during an opioid overdose with naloxone, a front-line defense in the nation’s opioid crisis. Naloxone is a life-saving drug that, when sprayed into the nose or injected, quickly reverses the powerful effects of opioids during an overdose. Everyone who overdoses with opioids, whether it is with a prescribed… Read More »

Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The Real Scandal Of The Opioid Crisis: Crony Capitalism Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued a grim account this week of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slow response to the opioid crisis and failure to use all the tools at its… Read More »

Opioid latest: Judge under attack; Ohio counties demand $8B; ‘negotiating class’ wins OK

With Purdue Pharma agreeing to settle with dozens of cities and states for a record-setting $ 12 billion, more opioid settlements could be on the way. But Purdue’s agreement doesn’t mean all the defendants are willing to go to the negotiating table quietly.  On the contrary. Defendants in a Cleveland multidistrict litigation have gone so… Read More »

Viewpoints: Progress Against Opioid Epidemic Is Encouraging, But We Must Not Rest On Our Laurels Now

Opinion writers talk about the opioid crisis and other health care topics. The Washington Post: Opioid Deaths Are Down. But Challenges Continue. As the 20th century came to a close, the United States faced many challenges, but a high rate of death from prescription opioid overdoses was not one of them. In 1999, 3,442 people died… Read More »