Opioid Epidemic is Just Getting Worse, According to Emergency Room Data

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Over 60,000 people were taken to the ER for fatal opioid overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2016. This is the latest sign that opioid addiction is worsening even with the efforts of public health authorities in place. The data confirms that the drug crisis has struck the nation hard…


President of the United States Declares Opioid Crisis a Public Emergency

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In October of last year, President Trump ordered that the opioid epidemic currently raging across our nation be declared a public health emergency. The president also signed orders that gave states more flexibility to combat the opioid epidemic with federal funding. The president has a good reason to worry, as the Centers for Disease Control…


California Lags in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

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The opioid epidemic continues to rage across rural California, but the California Department of Justice has not yet certified a database that could stop doctors from overprescribing opioids. This lag has angered consumers and law enforcement groups who argue that the California Department of Justice is stopping efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The database is…


Opioid Epidemic Cost U.S $1 Trillion and is Expected to Rise

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A report by Altarum examined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s mortality data through June of 2017. The report concluded that the opioid epidemic plaguing the U.S. has cost the country more than a trillion dollars since 2001 and may increase by another $500 billion over the next three years. According to Altarum,…


Louisiana Lawsuit Could Pose A Major Threat To Opioid Manufacturers

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The Huffington Post reported that the opioid epidemic plaguing the nation isn’t showing signs of slowing down. Officials in government and victims of the epidemic are attempting to bring legal action against opioid manufacturers. The national headlines are currently focused on an ongoing federal lawsuit in Ohio. A small parish filing in Louisiana, however, has…


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