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Tennessee Counties Sue Opioid Makers Using Local “Crack Tax” Law By
The US opioid epidemic has continued to worsen in 2017 as super-powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil taint the nation’s heroin supply. While the FBI’s final tally has yet to arrive, preliminary data suggest...
War On Drugs Killed More People In 2016 Than US Troops Killed In Vietnam War By
For the first time in U.S. History, more Americans died in 2016 of drug overdoses than were killed in the Vietnam War. Let that sink in. Last year’s death toll in the War on Drugs was 59,000 killed, while during the entire Vietnam War, 1955 to 1975, 58,220 American service...
Ohio Sues Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Over Role In Opioid Epidemic By
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Wednesday the filing of a lawsuit against numerous prescription pain medication manufacturers, as part of the Buckeye State’s ongoing effort to fight its opioid addiction epidemic. In a press conference announcing the lawsuit,...
Opiates Killed Ten Times As Many Americans In One Year As All Terror Attacks In Last 20 Years By
(ANALYSIS) — Safety of the people and security of the nation should be priority number one for any leader who wishes to have a successful tenure in office, perhaps even multiple terms — and the President of the United States is no exception to this model. So, why,...
Russia’s Foreign Minister Calls For End To US, NATO Role In Afghan Drug Trade By
For many years now, the United States has been fighting, and losing, the violent war to end opiate, opioid, and heroin overdoses. As The Free Thought Project has consistently reported, opiate-related overdoses are now killing thousands of Americans per year, with no real...
Labor Leader Launches Campaign To Reign In Drug Industry Profits From Opioid Epidemic By
(ANALYSIS) — Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. He was too embarrassed. Then, on September 28, 2014, Tyler’s body was found in a vacant lot in Akron, Ohio. The 23-year-old had become addicted to opioid pain killers after...
Reviewing 2016: Unresolved Problems, American Individualism In Crisis By
When looking over the newsworthy events that took place in the United States throughout 2016, a common thread ties many of them together. So many major events illustrate a real failure of the powers that be to solve problems. And these problems are not new. The epidemic...
The Truth Behind The “New” Police Tool For Confronting Fentanyl Menace By
(REPORT) — Heroin overdoses killed thousands nationwide last year 2014 some 75 over just three days in Chicago. The central culprit in many of the fatalities was fentanyl, a lethally powerful compound often added to drugs sold on the street. As a result, health officials...
New Study Suggests Cannabis Could Help Ease The Opioid Epidemic By
AUSTIN, Texas — A new study suggests that cannabis could help ease the deadly opioid epidemic in the United States. Participants reported “a notable decrease in their use of conventional pharmaceutical agents,” including a 42-percent drop in the use of opiates,...
The Nation’s Opioid Epidemic Is Morphing — And Growing By
The nation’s opioid epidemic shows no signs of abating—and in fact may be headed in a far more dangerous direction. That’s the conclusion of journalist David Armstrong, who has been chronicling the scourge this year for STAT, a new health and medicine website. Armstrong...