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Pharmacies Stand Trial Over Opioid Crisis

William Henken ❘

Four major American pharmacies are now on trial for their role in the Opioid epidemic; 2 Ohio counties have brought a lawsuit.

Pfizer’s Lyrica Causing Outcry

William Henken ❘

Lyrica, an addictive drug manufactured by Pfizer, contributes to breathing difficulty and suicide and is being abused by many.

Mother Charged With Child Neglect Over Marijuana Use

William Henken ❘

An Arizona mother was charged with child neglect for Marijuana use during pregnancy. Her case could set a precedent for millions of mothers.

Antipsychotic Drugs Overprescribed In Nursing Homes

William Henken ❘

Antipsychotic drugs are potent. Too often, they're prescribed to seniors on the basis of dubious diagnoses for the benefit of nursing homes.

Sackler Family Granted Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits

William Henken ❘

A federal judge has ruled that members of the Sackler family are immune from lawsuits, despite their role in the ongoing Opioid crisis.

Taliban Could Affect Afghanistan’s Opium Production

Emily Murray ❘

The direct benefits the Taliban receives from Afghanistan's opium production raises concerns about the future of the Opioid crisis.

Biden Calls For Cheaper Prescription Drugs

William Henken ❘

President Joe Biden has told Congress to work to lower prices for prescription drugs, a goal shared by most Americans of both parties.

The War On Drug’s Ongoing Impact On Black People

Krystina Murray ❘

Its been 50 years since the start of the War on Drugs campaign, and some communities were negatively impacted by the campaign.

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $26 Billion In Opioid Settlement

Krystina Murray ❘

A $26 billion settlement with Johnson and Johnson and three other large drug distributors has been declared in response to Opioid lawsuits.

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