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COVID Vaccine Manufacturer Ordered to Pay $263 Million for Role in Largest Overdose Epidemic in History

COVID Vaccine Manufacturer Ordered to Pay $263 Million for Role in Largest Overdose Epidemic in History

Johnson & Johnson was ordered this week to pay $263 million to resolve claims it fueled an opioid epidemic in New York state and two of its largest counties. #opioidcrisis #opioidepidemic

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Dr. Mercola’s Attackers Sued for Role in ‘Crime of the Century’, Deceptive Opioid Marketing

Dr. Mercola’s Attackers Sued for Role in ‘Crime of the Century’, Deceptive Opioid Marketing

Various court cases have demonstrated how Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, systematically misled doctors about the drug’s addictiveness to drive up sales, resulting in an avalanche of opioid addiction and subsequent deaths #opioidcrisis #deceptivemarketing

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As Overdose Deaths Hit Record High, Study Shows Cannabis Significantly Reduces Opioid Use

As Overdose Deaths Hit Record High, Study Shows Cannabis Significantly Reduces Opioid Use

Studies show that deaths from opioids plummet in states with legal cannabis, and that 80 percent of cannabis users give up prescription pills. A Feb. 2017 study confirmed that opioid dependence and overdoses dropped significantly in medical cannabis states. #medicalcannabis #opioidtreatment

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Oxycontin Maker Pleads Guilty And Shuts Down

Oxycontin Maker Pleads Guilty And Shuts Down

In March 2019, facing an estimated 2,600 lawsuits1,2 relating to its role in creating the opioid epidemic, Purdue Pharma — the maker of OxyContin — announced the company was considering filing for bankruptcy protection

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The US Opioid Epidemic — A War of a Different Kind

Written by on March 22, 2018 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
The US Opioid Epidemic — A War of a Different Kind

Americans consume 99 percent of the hydrocodone sold worldwide and 81 percent of all oxycodone — approximately 30 times more than medically necessary for the population size of the U.S. As a result, the opioid epidemic has resulted in lowered life expectancy for both men and women in the U.S. for the second year in a row

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U.S. Surgeon General Says More Americans Now Use Prescription Opioids Than Smoke

Written by on December 21, 2017 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
U.S. Surgeon General Says More Americans Now Use Prescription Opioids Than Smoke

Did you know that more American’s are killed by prescription drugs thank in car crashes? It’s true — Read this!

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