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Article Category: Opioids

Opioid-Related Deaths Are On The Rise In America

Suzette Gomez ❘

Opioid-related overdoses have climbed up 137% from 2019 to 2020. By April of this year, drug overdose deaths were up 11.4%.

Diseases Of Despair

Krystina Murray ❘

The diseases of despair refers to the connection between increased hopelessness and depression, suicidal thoughts, and substance abuse.

More Young Adults Are Abstaining From Alcohol

Suzette Gomez ❘

Alcohol use among young adults decreased by 50% from 2002 to 2018. Millennials and Gen Z are now drinking less than ever before.

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty To 3 Opioid Criminal Charges

Suzette Gomez ❘

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to 3 opioid criminal charges on October 21, 2020 and pay $8.3 billion.

Dsuvia Makers Believe It Could Save Lives, Despite FBI Warnings

Ginni Correa ❘

The development of Dsuvia may be considered essential by those who believe it has the potential to save lives, despite opposition through the years.

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Hayley Hudson ❘

Several Ohio counties have filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical retailers on the grounds that the companies supplemented the opioid epidemic.

10kg Of Fentanyl Found During Traffic Stop

Michael Muldoon ❘

A routine traffic stop in Berks County, PA turned into a drug bust. Eliesel Gutierrez was found with 10kg of fentanyl to deliver for distribution.

Medicaid Coverage Expansion Leads To Less Opioid Deaths

Hayley Hudson ❘

A 2020 study found that expanding Medicaid coverage resulted in less opioid overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids.

Opioid Treatment Medications During COVID-19

Hayley Hudson ❘

Addiction treatment centers providing opioid treatment programs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with new guidelines.

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