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Tag: prescription drug addiction

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...

Company Accused of Fueling Opioid Crisis Files for Bankruptcy

Sep 20, 2019
In recent events surrounding the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Purdue Pharma is known for creating the infamous opioid prescription medication, OxyContin. For years, Purdue Pharma...

NJ Based Company Faces $572 Million in Lawsuit Regarding Opioid Crisis

Aug 30, 2019
Johnson & Johnson is a company known for baby products, band-aids, and Benadryl. However, the company headquartered in New Brunswick has found itself in a situation that could impact the...

Why Is There an Opioid Epidemic in the United States?

Aug 30, 2019
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 130 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose. Not only does this affect people and their...

How to Prepare for International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 30, 2019
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), 70,237 people died from a drug overdose in 2017, compared to 16,849 overdose deaths in 1999. To bring attention to this...

New Jersey Paramedics Now Equipped with Buprenorphine

Aug 26, 2019
The opioid epidemic continues to be on the rise in New Jersey, with a report of over 3,000 overdose deaths in 2018. However, in the summer of 2019, the New...

What are the most Effective Ways to Handle the Heroin Addiction Epidemic?

Dec 13, 2017
By now we’ve all heard that heroin abuse and addiction are still on the rise, leading to shockingly high numbers of overdoses. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013,...

On the Campaign Trail: Hillary Clinton Proposes Spending More Money to Combat Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Sep 2, 2015
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants to spend $10 billion in new federal grants to combat drug and alcohol addiction. She, like several other candidates, has talked openly about wanting to find...
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