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Tag: prescription drug addiction

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and the Opioid Crisis

Nov 29, 2019
The opioid crisis that stems from the last two decades affects every generation, but one generation may be the forgotten—newborns. As government funding aims to combat the opioid epidemic, it...

About 2 Million Children Affected By Opioid Crisis

Nov 22, 2019
A new study reports about 2.2 million children by 2017 have been affected by the opioid crisis in the United States and will continue to grow. Amongst daunting statistics from...

Johnson & Johnson Set to Pay Oklahoma $465 Million in Lawsuit Regarding Opioid Epidemic

Nov 22, 2019
During this summer in late August, the headlines featured  NJ-Based company “Johnson & Johnson” in a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma, as they accuse the company of fueling the...

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....
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