Tag Archives: Opioid

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 »

Opioid painkillers ‘must carry prominent warnings’

Media playback is unsupported on your device All opioid medicines will carry prominent warnings on their labels stating they can cause addiction, the health secretary has announced. Matt Hancock acted after figures in England and Wales revealed a-more-than 60% increase in prescriptions for opioid painkillers in the last decade. People needed protection “from the darker… Read More »