Tag: Opioid Crisis

IN WAKE OF $1.4B SUBOXONE PAYOUT, MENTAL HEALTH WATCHDOG, CCHR, SAYS PSYCHIATRIC INDUSTRY AND HOSPITALS CASH IN ON OPIOID CRISIS

A pharmaceutical company’s recent $1.4 billion settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over probes into its addiction treatment drug, Suboxone Film (buprenorphine and naloxone), has raised concerns about psychiatric drug treatments offered as solutions to the opioid crisis, the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says. [1] Buprenorphine, one of the…

Never Let an Opioid Crisis Go to Waste

by DAVID CATRONAugust 21, 2017 When the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis advised the President to declare a national emergency to deal with the overdose epidemic, HHS Secretary Tom Price wisely suggested that this step wouldn’t be particularly useful: “[T]he opioid crisis at this point can be addressed without the declaration…

Chilling report reveals how the DEA inflamed the opioid crisis

The DEA can’t justify why it authorized a 400%-plus increase in oxycodone production from 2002-2013 SHIRA TARLO OCTOBER 6, 2019 6:00PM (UTC) Even as fatal opioid overdoses surged dramatically across the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) authorized large increases in the production of painkillers, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a scathing report…