Tag Archives: opioid crisis

Kellyanne Conway Solves The Opioid Crisis: Eat The Ice Cream, Have The French Fry, Don’t Buy The Street Drug

“On our college campuses, your folks are reading the labels, they won’t put any sugar in their body, they don’t eat carbs anymore, and they’re very, very fastidious about what goes into their body. And then you buy a street drug for $5 or $10, it’s laced with fentanyl, and that’s it. So I guess my short advice is, as ...

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Jeff Sessions Has Opioids Solution: Just Take Aspirin

The Tampa Bay Times reports: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drawn jeers for suggesting that people in pain should consider over-the-counter Bufferin instead of opioids. On Wednesday, Sessions was in Tampa, touting the Trump administration’s efforts to combat drug abuse and trafficking. This time, he broadened his suggestion to aspirin. “I am operating on the assumption that this country ...

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NYC Sues Big Pharma For $500M Over Opioids Crisis

NBC News reports: New York City filed a $500 million lawsuit Tuesday against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors, seeking to hold them accountable for their alleged part in the city’s drug epidemic. The lawsuit aims to recover expenses the city will incur in combating the crisis. In 2016, more than 1,000 people in New York City died of an opioid ...

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US Life Expectancy Falls For Second Straight Year

NBC News reports: Life expectancy in the United States fell for the second year in a row in 2016 — and it’s clear the epidemic of drug overdoses is at least in part to blame, government researchers said Thursday. Overall life expectancy for a baby born in 2016 fell to 78.6 years, a small decline of 0.1 percent, the National ...

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Eric Bolling: My Son Died Of An Opioid Overdose

The Washington Post reports: For the second time in less than two months, former Fox News host Eric Bolling shared news of a family tragedy on Twitter. In early September, Bolling wrote that his only child, 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling, had died, with “details still unclear” but authorities saying there was “no sign of self harm.” On Thursday, Bolling shared ...

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Billionaire Pharma Mogul Charged In Opioid Scam

Bloomberg reports: Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor is accused of helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic by bribing doctors to prescribe a powerful form of fentanyl to patients who didn’t need the potent drug. Kapoor, 74, was arrested Thursday in Arizona and charged with racketeering conspiracy and other felonies. He’s scheduled to appear in a Phoenix court later in ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Declares Opioid Emergency

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Thursday will announce he is directing his Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, senior administration officials said, taking long-anticipated action to address a rapidly escalating epidemic of drug use in the United States. The move falls short of Mr. Trump’s sweeping promise to ...

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