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# opioids - Monday 16 September, 2019

Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases
# Opioid Crisis
# Opioid Crisis

Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases

Sep 16th 2019, 1:57 PM 15,624 Views 26 Comments

The cases against Purdue seek to address the costs of millions of Americans sinking into addiction.

# opioids - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Pharma company that makes painkiller Oxycontin to offer over $10 billion to settle claims in US
# Opioid Crisis
# Opioid Crisis

Pharma company that makes painkiller Oxycontin to offer over $10 billion to settle claims in US

Aug 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 23,614 Views 31 Comments

Purdue Pharma said it “sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation”.

# opioids - Thursday 13 September, 2018

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers
# Opioids
# Opioids

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

Sep 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 23,128 Views 30 Comments

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

# opioids - Saturday 2 June, 2018

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 12,301 Views 20 Comments

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

# opioids - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Americans urged to carry overdose antidote in effort to tackle drug deaths
# Naloxone
# Naloxone

Americans urged to carry overdose antidote in effort to tackle drug deaths

Apr 5th 2018, 7:00 PM 18,010 Views 44 Comments

The US’s chief doctor has issued his office’s first national public health advisory in 13 years.

# opioids - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says
# Opioids
# Opioids

Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

Jan 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,388 Views 25 Comments

The 66-year-old passed away on 3 October 2017.

# opioids - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day
# Painkillers
# Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Aug 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,417 Views 0 Comments

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# opioids - Saturday 17 December, 2016

There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms

Dec 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,517 Views 22 Comments

The problem is particularly bad in rural areas.

# opioids - Sunday 21 August, 2016

New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects

Aug 21st 2016, 10:00 AM 38,991 Views 23 Comments

The synthetic drug, PZM21, also does not produce addiction.

# opioids - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Prince died from an overdose, says law-enforcement official
# Opioids
# Opioids

Prince died from an overdose, says law-enforcement official

Jun 2nd 2016, 7:07 PM 26,906 Views 54 Comments

The official has spoken anonymously to the Associated Press.