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Evidence Of Ancient Cannabis Use Found In China

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

In ancient caves located in western China, researchers have found evidence of cannabis use by humans at least 2,500 years ago.

Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family Settle Opioid Lawsuit for $270M

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers reached a settlement with Oklahoma totalling $270 million. The state claims the company caused thousands of Opioid deaths.

SPRAVATO, First New Depression Medication in 30 Years, Approved by FDA

Cooper Smith ❘

In a historic 14-to-2 vote the FDA has approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals new medication, Spravato, for clinical depression.

Former Pharma CEO Pleads Guilty To Bribing Doctors To Prescribe Opioids

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Former CEO of pharmaceutical company, Insys, pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe opioids. Michael Babich could serve 25 years in prison.

CDC Names the Deadliest Drugs in America

Cooper Smith ❘

In the final month of 2018, the CDC has released a report of the drugs that have been involved in the most deaths from 2011 to 2016.

Lucemyra, A New Non-Opioid for Opioid Withdrawal

Cooper Smith ❘

Back in May of 2018, the FDA approved Lucemyra, a new medication to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. It is available as of August of 2018.

Epidiolex Becomes First FDA Approved Marijuana-Based Drug Available In The U.S.

Cooper Smith ❘

In June, the FDA approved Epidiolex as the medication available in the United States which is made from cannabis. Learn why that's important.

Dsuvia: The New FDA-Approved Opioid 1,000 Times Stronger Than Morphine

Cooper Smith ❘

Despite the ongoing opioid epidemic, the FDA has approved Dsuvia, a synthetic opioid that is 10 times more potent than fentanyl.

Opioid Package Passed by Senate, 98-1 Bipartisan Vote

Cooper Smith ❘

On October 3rd, 2018, the Senate passed an opioid package that contained several bills that have all faced contention in the past.

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