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Tag: opioid crisis

21 States Reject $18 Billion Settlement from Pharmaceutical Companies

Feb 18, 2020
In the last couple of years, many pharmaceutical companies have been sued by states and their attorney generals with the accusations of fueling the opioid epidemic. Company’s such as Purdue...

New Jersey Opioid Overdose Deaths Decreased by 3% in 2019

Feb 18, 2020
New Jersey has had its fair share in the opioid epidemic, as its one of the most stricken states for the crisis. However, for the first time, there is a...

Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction Featuring Opioid Prescriptions

Feb 11, 2020
When it comes to addiction, sometimes it isn’t so clear cut. Is a person dependent on the drug? Did they become tolerant? Knowing the true cause of abusing drugs can...

Government Seeks 35.7 Billion for 2021 to Combat Drug Crisis

Feb 11, 2020
The 2021 National Drug Control Budget has been released by the government, which calls for $35.7 billion to fight the ongoing drug crisis. For prevention and treatment, roughly $18.6 billion...

New Jersey Human Services Awards 1.67 Million to Fighting Opioid Epidemic

Feb 11, 2020
New Jersey continues to fight the opioid epidemic across the country. For New Jersey, opioid overdose deaths continue to be a problem. In the past, New Jersey has had several...

Pharmaceutical Executive Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison

Jan 27, 2020
Both the pharmaceutical company’s and their CEOs are starting to face hard times as judges begin to rule lawsuits and jail time. Last week it was revealed that Insys Therapeutics...

New Jersey Expands Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Jan 27, 2020
The New Jersey Department of Health has issued various amounts of initiatives to combat the overdose epidemic in the state. According to the Acting Health Commissioner Judith M. Perischilli, eight...

Insys Therapeutics: Pharmaceutical Founder Sentenced to Prison

Jan 17, 2020
Pharmaceutical companies continue to feel the accusations of fueling the opioid epidemic. In the last year, companies like Johnson & Johnson and Purdue Pharma have settled lawsuits worth over $1...

New Jersey’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Will Be Enhanced to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Jan 17, 2020
NJ’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the Division of Consumer Affairs, and the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (“NJ CARES”) has announced enhancements are coming up to...

Johnson & Johnson Sued By Washington State Over Opioid Crisis

Jan 9, 2020
Heading into the new year, Johnson & Johnson is being sued by Washington, as the Attorney General accuses the company of causing the opioid crisis in the state. This isn’t...
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