KATV: Arkansas group to start opioid-deaths state database. “The state of Arkansas is using an almost $1 million Department of Justice grant to create a statewide database for opioid abuse and deaths, but the system will depend on the voluntary compliance of 75 county coroners.”
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The Overdose Epidemic Is Sending More and More Children to Foster Care – Mother Jones
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The tobacco lawsuit settlements offer a cautionary tale.
In the first trial aimed at holding drug companies accountable for the opioid crisis, Oklahoma earlier this year reeled in more than $350 million in settlement payments from drugmakers Purdue Pharma and Teva. 54 more words
Washington Post: Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database. “For the first time, a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States — by manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies in every town and city — is being made public.”
About one in three children enter foster care due to parental substance abuse. And their numbers are growing.
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Vice: Facebook Is Censoring Posts That Could Save Opioid Users’ Lives. “In its efforts to stop opioid sales on the site, Facebook appears to be blocking people who warn users about poisonous batches of drugs or who supply materials used to test for fentanyls and other contaminants. 51 more words