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Meet the Man Leading the Fight Against Opioids

When Tom Vilsack was a boy, his mother would sneak into the attic to go on benders. From his bedroom, he could hear the thud of an empty bottle hitting the floor. 1,000 more words

American Pain: John Temple

I have just read American Pain by John Temple (2015) Lyons Press. This is the true story of the Florida “Pill Mills.” In one six month period, Florida doctors bought 41.2 million doses of oxycodone while every other physician in the country collectively purchased 4.8 million doses. 553 more words

Pain

Big pharma got people hooked on opioids — made tons of money while people died

How did America get to a point where legal opioid painkillers, marketed as medicine, killed nearly 19,000 people in 2014?

One alarming explanation is that the drug companies behind these opioids wanted more people to buy their product, so they led a misleading campaign to get doctors to prescribe their drugs.

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Pain is Worse Than Dying - Humana Obscene: Sues Pharmacy to Recover Payment for Opioids

Pain Is Worse Than Dying

Humana Is Obscene

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Humana Seeks

Repayment of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

 From Pharmacy

For Pain Medication of Years Ago. 1,719 more words

Chronic Pain

What we know about W-18, a drug ‘100 times more powerful than fentanyl’

Police in Alberta are warning residents about W-18, a powerful opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl, discovered during a drug bust last summer.

Calgary police said 110 fentanyl pills were seized from a home in Rocky View County in southern Alberta in August. 680 more words

Canada

Canada's opioid crisis leading to more babies born addicted: study

Canada has higher rates of babies born addicted to powerful narcotic painkillers they were exposed to in the womb than the United States, England or Western Australia, according to disturbing new research into rising rates of neonatal drug withdrawal syndrome. 660 more words

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