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Increasing Number of Children Entering Foster Care Due to the Opioid Crisis

The direct effects of the opioid crisis have been well documented. People suffering from opioid dependency are likely to die of overdoses or are in requirement of opioid dependency treatment programs. Their lives are likely to be greatly affected leaving them unable to work, function normally or act as caregivers. However, some of the additional …

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ohio wins large settlement for opioid crisis

Ohio’s Opioid Settlement Deal Could Pave Way for Additional Compensation Across the Country

On Monday, October 21, four pharmaceutical companies and two counties in Ohio reached an agreement concerning a lawsuit brought in regards to the current opioid epidemic that grips the United States. Analysts are of the opinion that this settlement could act as a ‘benchmark’ for the 2,400 or so similar lawsuits that have been filed …

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The Cost of the Opioid Crisis on the US economy? $631 Billion and Counting…

Landmark trials are now ongoing with the aim of settling who is financially responsible for the opioid crisis in the United States. Analysts at the Society of Actuaries have assessed perhaps just how much those responsible will have to pay – and they have put the total cost to the US economy of the opioid …

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oklahoma wins lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Huge Settlement in Oklahoma

As sanction for their part in the over-prescription of opioid based pain medication over the last twenty years or so, the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572 million in a landmark trial. This is the result of the first case brought against Johnson & Johnson following legal action by the …

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Increases in Deaths in Australia Prove Opioid Crisis is Global in Nature

It has long been thought that the opioid epidemic is strictly a US based problem. The over-prescription of opioids for pain relief by so many physicians over the last decade or so has helped create the current issues that US citizens face when it comes to opioid dependency. Now it seems that Australia too is …

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AMA Releasing Steps States Should Take to Deal With Opioid Epidemic

Although there are positive signs that the United States is finally beginning to turn the tide against the current opioid crisis, the country still needs to do more in order to reduce the number of people who are dying of opioid related overdoses on a daily basis. The American Medical Association (AMA) has now published …

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Should Medical Schools Rethink How They Teach Doctors About Pain in Wake of Opioid Crisis?

The medical world in the US is currently, and with good reason, experiencing a reluctance to prescribe opioid based pain medication. It was the over-prescription of opioid based pain medication that kickstarted the current opioid crisis, after all. An issue though is beginning to arise. What are newly trained physicians supposed to prescribe their patients …

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