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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2018 19:02)

DEA Releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

Controlled prescription drugs remain responsible for the largest number of overdose deaths of any illicit drug class.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - DEA drug threat DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

“This report underscores the scope and magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States,” said Acting Administrator Dhillon

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2018 00:44)

FDA`s Continuing Arrogance and Indifference to the Opioid Epidemic as Death Toll Rages!

Sufentanil should never be approved for human use.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Janet Woodcock, MD The FDA has announced a meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee for October 12. I am extremely interested in this meeting where a very dangerous opioid named Sufentanil will be discussed by the Advisory Committee and I plan to attend.

Sufentanil is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately 5 to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, Fentanyl.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2018 22:50)

Maryland AG Takes Legal Action Against Insys Therapeutics

Why did it take so long for an Attorney General to finally act?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Brian Frosh, Maryland AG Recently the AG's office in Maryland brought charges against the pharma company, Insys maker of the killer opioid, Fentanyl for endangering the lives of consumers in off-label marketing their billion dollar drug.

Why did the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma unleash an epidemic of death and addiction throughout the country for almost two decades with virtually no concern or charges by any Attorney General as the body bag count mounted and we continue to lose a generation of our children?

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Salem-News.com (Aug-29-2018 14:44)

Opioid Epidemic Rages as DOJ Refuses a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

There is an attorney in N.J. I refer to as the "Lone Ranger" fighting the prescription opioid epidemic destroying lives in the tens of thousands by taking appropriate legal action. His name is Richard (Rick) Hollawell.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Rick Hollawell Three executives from Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty in Federal Court. No prison time was imposed. Business continued as usual for Purdue Pharma.

So much so that eleven years later their profits surpass $30 billion with death and addiction tolls in the tens of thousands.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-20-2018 01:00)

Reduction in Deaths Due to Drug Overdose

Prescription drugs tend to act as a gateway drug to other serious drugs such as heroin.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal pharma According to recent provisional death certificate data, there has been a decline in deaths by drug overdose. The data dates back to 2017 and reports that the decline was seen in 14 U.S. states. This is a sign that the preventive measure aimed at restricting the death toll are working.

Drug addiction is a major problem in the US and resulted in over 72,000 deaths in 2107 alone.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2018 17:30)

Maura Healey, Attorney General, Massachusetts and her Lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

Recently AG Healey "took on" the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, but did she really?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Massachusetts AG Maura T. Healey Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive OxyContin.

A concerning issue in the Massachusetts lawsuit is that AG Healey worked for the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr who represented Purdue Pharma as a client. Perhaps more unsettling, Healey's "life partner" is currently a partner in this same firm who still represents Purdue Pharma.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-31-2018 15:36)

Coke, Meth And Booze: The Flip Side of the Permian Oil Boom

A subculture of drug cocktails haunts the oil industry.

(LONDON / OilPrice.com) - drugs The fastest-growing oil region in the U.S. is fueling not only the second American shale revolution—it's fueling a subculture of drug and alcohol abuse among oil field workers.

The Permian shale play in West Texas is once again booming with drilling and is full of oil field workers, some of which are abusing drugs and alcohol to help them get through long shifts, harsh working conditions, and loneliness and isolation.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-12-2018 22:45)

FDA can be sued in Prescription Opioid Epidemic -- and should be!

"...the clinical evidence review found insufficient evidence to determine long-term benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain..."

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - big pharma The FDA's approval of dangerous prescription opioids over the years can best be described as "fire, aim, ready" as the epidemic continues to rage out of control.

I encourage every Attorney General and law firm in the country suing Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin to read this filing carefully and apply it to current and future lawsuits.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2018 15:43)

How American Healthcare can Recover from Decline

Lack of care can be linked to the opioid crisis currently gripping rural America.

(SALEM, Ore.) - opioid crisis Last year the Commonwealth Fund, an independent think tank, presented a troubling report on the condition of the US healthcare system. It found that the US had the worst performing medical system out of 11 countries with a similar economic and social profile, and was spending more money but getting poorer results.

The US has the lowest life expectancy and the longest waiting times for treatment out of the countries surveyed. It also has relatively high rates of infant mortality and the highest rate of mortality due to preventable causes.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2018 16:39)

Trump Wants Death Penalty for Drug Dealers,
Does that Include Criminal Pharmaceutical Execs?

"War criminals" Insys Therapeutics and Purdue Pharma are responsible
for opioid deaths and addictions, so ...?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - John Kapoor President Trump calls for extermination of drug dealers responsible for causing deaths.

Should he include the pharmaceutical executives who knowingly marketed their dangerous opioids criminally which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths?

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