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Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family Settle Opioid Lawsuit for $270M

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers reached a settlement with Oklahoma totalling $270 million. The state claims the company caused thousands of Opioid deaths.

Study on Flakka Reveals Use by 1% of Teens

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

A recent survey of high school students revealed that almost 1% of American teens knowingly used flakka, a dangerous synthetic psychostimulant.

Former Pharma CEO Pleads Guilty To Bribing Doctors To Prescribe Opioids

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Former CEO of pharmaceutical company, Insys, pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe opioids. Michael Babich could serve 25 years in prison.

CDC Names the Deadliest Drugs in America

Cooper Smith ❘

In the final month of 2018, the CDC has released a report of the drugs that have been involved in the most deaths from 2011 to 2016.

Instagram Bans Opioid-Related Hashtags After Years of Online Drug Deals

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Recently, the prevalence of hashtags has been coopted by online drug dealers selling everything, from #opioids like #OxyContin to the deadly #fentanyl.

News: Synthetic Marijuana Claims 100 Victims In New Haven

Cooper Smith ❘

Back in April, we warned of a growing synthetic marijuana outbreak. Now, another strain has struck in Connecticut and caused 100 overdoses.

News: 27 States Have Filed Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturer

Cooper Smith ❘

More and more frequently, states have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It essentially comes down to two factors: advertising and distribution.

News: Overdose Deaths Declined in 9 States in 2017

Cooper Smith ❘

The latest overdose deaths numbers have been released. As one can imagine, the numbers across the nation increased. However, nine states saw a decrease.

6 Dangerous Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of

Jasmine Bittar ❘

We've all heard of cocaine and heroin, but have you ever heard of Krokodil or Benzo Fury? Learn more about some less well-known deadly drugs.

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