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Category: Illicit Drugs

Where Do People Get Their Painkiller Prescriptions to Misuse?: A Case Study

Nov 7, 2019
It’s no secret the opioid epidemic has grabbed the headlines, with over two decades of substance abuse now coming into the limelight. It began in the late 90s, with pharmaceutical...

How is Fentanyl Abused Today?

Oct 25, 2019
Fentanyl is fatal. It’s a destructive drug that can cause severe, irreversible consequences, even in the smallest doses. While fentanyl has been around for decades as a means to treat...

New Jersey’s Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series

Oct 25, 2019
If you live in the state of New Jersey, you may have been aware of the ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. For instance, an influx of federal grants...

Facts About Fentanyl: What You Need to Know

Oct 22, 2019
Opioid addiction is rampant across the country, which began with the abuse of prescription drugs. Now there are substitutes on the street such as heroin and fentanyl that have added...

Drug Manufacturers Could Pay Up to $50 Billion for Role in Opioid Crisis

Oct 22, 2019
Drug companies have had an immense amount of profit in the last couple of decades, but with the recent lawsuits and settlements against various companies, those profits are dwindling. This...

County Most Affected by Opioids in New Jersey: Camden County

Oct 22, 2019
New Jersey has been no stranger to the opioid crisis. Throughout the year, the state has received many federal grants to support programs to fight the opioid epidemic. For example,...

Suboxone Manufacturer Pays 2.6 Million in State Settlement

Oct 16, 2019
Recently, Reckitt Benckiser Group, the manufacturer of Suboxone settled $2.6 million with the state of Michigan. The allegations included deceptive marketing, leading to improper use of the state’s Medicaid funds....

Johnson & Johnson Pays 20.4 Million Settlement Amidst Opioid Crisis

Oct 7, 2019
Many pharmaceutical companies are paying the price for allegedly starting the opioid crisis, beginning in the late 1990s. In August, Johnson & Johnson faced a $574 million lawsuit in Oklahoma,...

NJ Government Announces 8 Million to Treat Opioid Addiction in Jails

Oct 2, 2019
In recent events, the Murphy Administration in New Jersey has increased its efforts to fight the opioid crisis. This comes after New Jersey announced they received $7.4 million in grants...

NJ Department of Health Receives 7.4 Million to Fight Opioid Overdoses

Sep 20, 2019
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Overdose Data to Action has given the New Jersey Department of Health a 7.4 million federal grant to fight the opioid overdose epidemic. With...
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