Watch | Death & Biostitutes – Mike Papantonio on the US Opioid Crisis

Behind America’s opioid epidemic is a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds drug manufacturing giants, distributors and more.

Opioid epidemic

 A new phenomenon has emerged in the United States: 64,000 people died in 2016 of a drug overdose—with 80% from opioids—with levels of addiction nearly 500% higher over the last six years. Behind this epidemic is a multi-billion dollar industry, that feeds drug manufacturing giants, distributors and more. With the U.S. government failing

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DEA Whistleblowers Expose Govt Role in US Opiate Crisis

In the same week that he decided that the U.S. opiate epidemic is a “national emergency,” Trump was forced to withdraw his nominee for Drug Czar, when Rep. Tom Marino was recognized as a congressional water-carrier for Big Pharma opiate producers and one who has impeded the effort to battle the epidemic.

Seized prescription drugs displayed in a glass flask in the controlled substance room of the Utah state crime lab in Taylorsville, Utah. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

For years, illicit opiate use has been on the rise in the United States, leading to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, one that has claimed ten times more lives in a single year than all terrorist attacks (including 9/11) on U.S. soil over the last two decades. While the federal government has made public attempts to curb the problem --

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Tennessee Counties Sue Opioid Makers Using Local “Crack Tax” Law

That “crack tax” – otherwise known as the drug dealer liability statute – was passed in 2005 to allow for civil action against street drug dealers, many of whom were peddling crack.

Drugs from a Pharmacy Health Shop (Photo via epSos .de/flickr)

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 that overdose deaths last year eclipsed the 50,000 recorded nationally in 2015 – the most ever. And the body count is

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Ohio Sues Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Over Role In Opioid Epidemic

Ohio’s Attorney General described the state’s drug crisis as a “fire stoked by greed, fueled by deceit, and tended by a multi-billion dollar industry.”

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference at a Kroger store to announce the chain's decision to offer the opioid overdose reversal medicine Naloxone without a prescription, Feb. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP/John Minchillo)

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, DeWine described the state’s drug crisis as a “fire stoked by greed, fueled

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Opiates Killed Ten Times As Many Americans In One Year As All Terror Attacks In Last 20 Years

In 2014, the span of a single year, an astounding 29,467 Americans died by overdose of opioid-related drugs, including prescriptions.

MARJAH, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a poppy field during a clearing mission April 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John M. McCall)

(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, then, has a killer of tens of thousands each year still on the loose inside those

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New Data Reveals Opioid Deaths Are Being Underreported

As awareness of the epidemic continues to grow, further hazards of the pharmaceutical class of drugs are being revealed — including potentially higher numbers of deaths caused by their use.

Medication pills prescription opiates painkiller

America’s ongoing opioid crisis is no secret. With thousands dying from prescription painkiller overdoses each year — nearly as many as traffic deaths — even the U.S. government has been forced to take action. As awareness of the epidemic continues to grow, further hazards of the pharmaceutical class of drugs are being revealed — including

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