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…

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Opioid Deaths Rise

The latest data underline the folly of tackling the “opioid crisis” by restricting access to pain pills. JACOB SULLUM | 4.19.18, 1:50pm The decline in opioid prescriptions that began in 2011 accelerated last year, according to the latest data. Meanwhile, opioid-related deaths continue to rise. The opposing trends show the folly of tackling the “opioid crisis” by restricting access to…

THE “OPIOID CRISIS” IS NOT AT IT APPEARS

July 2, 2019, Jory Pradjinski Hope Instilled: An oasis from the darkness of pain The public has been misled by irresponsible actions “What we have here is a failure to communicate”. That’s a great line from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke. It is meaningful today as well. The entire “opioid crisis/epidemic” has been a…