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Category: Opioids

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.

5 Reasons Why Lean Is Still a Dangerous Drug

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Lean is still a dangerous drug, though it has been glorified in pop lyrics. Codeine addiction can be just as life-threatening as many opioids if untreated.

Dsuvia: The New FDA-Approved Opioid 1,000 Times Stronger Than Morphine

Cooper Smith ❘

Despite the ongoing opioid epidemic, the FDA has approved Dsuvia, a synthetic opioid that is 10 times more potent than fentanyl.

Opioid Package Passed by Senate, 98-1 Bipartisan Vote

Cooper Smith ❘

On October 3rd, 2018, the Senate passed an opioid package that contained several bills that have all faced contention in the past.

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.

The Tinge of the Drug Crisis: Black Americans and Opioids

Krystina Murray ❘

Although often overlooked in the drug crisis, addiction issues involving Black Americans and opioids are an increasingly severe problem.

Save a Life with Narcan: The Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Anti-overdose medications, like Narcan, can give someone a second chance. Naloxone saved more than 26,500 lives between 1996 and 2014.

Checking For Fentanyl

Cooper Smith ❘

In American's opioid epidemic, even a small amount of fentanyl can cause a deadly overdose, which is why checking for fentanyl is so critical.

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