Government Needs to Hold Big Pharma Accountable

Government Needs to Hold Big Pharma Accountable

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 21 it had reached an $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Purdue Pharma has been at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis for decades. The company pleaded guilty to paying doctors to...

When Opioid Abuse Claims Another Promising Life

I can’t get his face out of my mind. He had deep eyes the color of leather that perfectly matched the hue of the unkempt hair framing his face. He looked younger than he was. His eyes lit like fire when he laughed, but he was mostly serene throughout the day. He...

Anyone Could Be the Next Opioid Victim – Even You

I lay for three hours on a hospital bed with pain from kidney stones. The first shot of morphine had little impact; the second got me to a much better place. This took place a few years ago. Now, I read this: “Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic...