‘On That Edge of Fear’: One Woman’s Struggle With Sickle Cell Pain

Cures for a disease that mostly afflicts Black people seem near, but may come too late for Lisa Craig, who lives with an agony like knives stabbing her bones.

#addiction-psychology, #black-people, #blood, #chronic-condition-health, #doctors, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #race-and-ethnicity, #sickle-cell-anemia, #vanderbilt-university-medical-center

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Paul J. Hanly Jr., Top Litigator in Opioid Cases, Dies at 70

Mr. Hanly had been central to the current nationwide litigation against pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and others in the opioid supply chain.

#deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hanly-paul-j-jr-1951-2021, #legal-profession, #liability-for-products, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Hollywood Has a New Way to Dramatize Addiction

Recent films dive into the profound grief experienced by so many families. What do they still get wrong?

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #heroin, #kunis-mila, #movies, #naltrexone-drug, #opioids-and-opiates

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Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years.

#addiction-psychology, #buprenorphine-drug, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #methamphetamines, #native-americans, #opioids-and-opiates, #your-feed-healthcare

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In My Hometown, Opioids Are Still Stealing Lives

A decade ago, it was already a crisis. But it feels like its getting worse.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #funerals-and-memorials, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #pennsylvania, #purdue-pharma

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Book Review: ‘Empire of Pain,’ by Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book is about the Sacklers, the family whose company created the powerful painkiller that ushered in a new era of both pain management and opioid addiction.

#books-and-literature, #empire-of-pain-the-secret-history-of-the-sackler-dynasty-book, #keefe-patrick-radden, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma

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6 Takeaways From the First Week of the Derek Chauvin Trial

It began with tears and shaky voices, and ended with a stunning condemnation by a senior police officer. The trial of Mr. Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd, will resume on Monday.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #cup-foods-minneapolis-minn-retailer, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #opioids-and-opiates, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Courteney Ross, George Floyd’s Girlfriend, Says Opioid Addiction Was a Struggle They Shared

The testimony was partly an effort by the prosecution to show that Mr. Floyd had a high tolerance for fentanyl, which could undercut any argument that he died of a drug overdose.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #opioids-and-opiates, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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George Floyd’s Girlfriend Says Opioid Addiction Was a Struggle They Shared

The testimony was partly an effort by the prosecution to show that Mr. Floyd had a high tolerance for fentanyl, which could undercut the defense’s argument that he died of a drug overdose.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #opioids-and-opiates, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Purdue Pharma Offers Plan to End Sackler Control and Mounting Lawsuits

The OxyContin maker filed its long-awaited restructuring plan in bankruptcy court. Revenue from the new company would go exclusively to abating the opioid crisis.

#bankruptcies, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Doctor Who Prescribed Pain Pills Is Charged With 5 Counts of Murder

The prosecution on Long Island is one of several across the nation that seek to hold doctors criminally accountable for opioid-related deaths.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #george-blatti, #long-island-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassau-county-ny, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #press-democrat, #singas-madeline

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Head of McKinsey Is Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis

Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sneader-kevin

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He Lost His Son to an Overdose. Now He’s Taking On the ‘Top Drug Cop.’

One activist is asking the Biden administration to remember the failures that led to the opioid epidemic as it chooses the next head of the F.D.A.

#bisch-ed, #food-and-drug-administration, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sackler-family, #united-states-politics-and-government, #woodcock-janet

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McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm has reached the agreement with 47 states because of its advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

#addiction-psychology, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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When Getting High Is a Hobby, Not a Habit

In “Drug-Use for Grown-Ups,” Carl L. Hart, a drug addiction expert, argues that we misunderstand the way most people use illegal substances.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-use-for-grown-ups-chasing-liberty-in-the-land-of-fear-book, #hart-carl, #methamphetamines, #opioids-and-opiates

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Trump Threatens to Reject $900 Billion Stimulus

The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.

#apple-inc, #cook-timothy-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #opioids-and-opiates, #stimulus-economic, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j, #vetoes-us, #walmart-stores-inc

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Justice Department Sues Walmart, Saying it Fueled Opioid Crisis

The 160-page civil complaint alleges the retailer knew its system for detecting illegitimate prescriptions was inadequate.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walmart-stores-inc

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Sacklers Deny Personal Responsibility for Opioid Epidemic in House Hearing

It was the first time in years that members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma have taken questions publicly, and the exchanges were tense.

#addiction-psychology, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #house-of-representatives, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #sackler-david, #sackler-kathe, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

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McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales

The firm faced criticism after a report revealed that consultants had discussed destroying documents related to the opioid business and proposed that a drugmaker pay its distributors rebates for overdoses.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #mckinseyco, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #schatz-brian, #senate

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The Sacklers’ Last Poison Pill

A trapdoor in the Justice Department deal with the family’s company might enable them to escape a full accounting of their part in the opioid epidemic.

#justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family

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New Guidelines Cover Opioid Use After Children’s Surgery

Parents should not be afraid of managing the child’s pain with opioids when they are needed, but should make sure a child does not have access to leftover doses.

#children-and-childhood, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #parenting, #surgery-and-surgeons

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McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses

Court filings reveal consultants’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma.

#cvs-caremark-corporation, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #mallinckrodt-pharmaceuticals, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #sackler-raymond-1920-2017, #sackler-richard-1945, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Role in Opioid Crisis

The admission in federal court brought a formal end to a major investigation that resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement between the drug maker and the government.

#bankruptcies, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #compensation-for-damages-law, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #practice-fusion-inc, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How a Man With a Van Is Challenging U.K. Drug Policy

A former drug user turned activist is addressing Scotland’s alarming drug death crisis by running the nation’s first drug consumption room — and risking arrest to do it.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #glasgow-scotland, #heroin, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #krykant-peter, #naloxone-drug, #opioids-and-opiates, #politics-and-government, #scotland, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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$26 Billion Settlement Offer in Opioid Lawsuits Gains Support

Three distributors and a drug manufacturer have proposed a deal that a majority of states and negotiators for small governments finally seem to like.

#addiction-psychology, #amerisourcebergen-corp, #cardinal-health-inc, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #janssen-pharmaceutica, #johnsonjohnson, #mckesson-corporation, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare

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Purdue Pharma Plea Offers Little Solace to Survivors of Opioid Crisis

The company, which produced OxyContin, faces penalties of $8.3 billion. But families of those addicted are skeptical of the tangible benefits.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #scioto-county-ohio

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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue.

#fines-penalties, #justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #your-feed-healthcare

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Pointers From Portugal on Addiction and the Drug War

Decriminalization involves trade-offs, but treating addiction as a disease yields a clear gain, research suggests.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #opioids-and-opiates, #portugal

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Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Hike in Opioid Deaths

In the months since the pandemic took hold in the U.S., the opioid epidemic has taken a sharp turn for the worse. More than 40 states have seen increases in overdoses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #heroin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #vermont, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

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‘The Drug Became His Friend’: Pandemic Drives Hike in Opioid Deaths

In the months since the pandemic took hold in the U.S., the opioid epidemic has taken a sharp turn for the worse. More than 40 states have seen increases in overdoses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #heroin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #vermont, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

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F.D.A. Requires Stronger Warning Label for Xanax and Similar Drugs

Benzodiazepines — commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and panic disorders — are highly addictive and come with health risks, especially when combined with other drugs.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #your-feed-healthcare

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If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here’s What It Would Mean

The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans, and its abolition could have a significant effect on many millions more people than those who get their health coverage through it.

#content-type-service, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #medicare, #medicine-and-health, #opioids-and-opiates, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

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Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #families-and-family-life, #hernias, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #parenting, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.

#cvs-caremark-corporation, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #lake-county-ohio, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #rite-aid-corporation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trumbull-county-ohio, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc, #your-feed-science

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Piled Bodies, Overflowing Morgues: Inside America’s Autopsy Crisis

Medical examiners provide crucial insights into public health and safety. What happens when we don’t have enough of them?

#autopsies, #cleveland-ohio, #forensic-science, #medicine-and-health, #opioids-and-opiates

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