BY: DR. NICHOLAS NISSEN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Opioid overdoses have been on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage. Rather than existing separately, there appears to be an interplay between COVID-19 and addictions. Now, experts say the key... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Sackler family boosted its contribution to the settlement of opioids lawsuits to $4.2 billion under a restructuring plan filed overnight by Purdue Pharma with a federal bankruptcy court in White Plains, New York.
By DR. NICHOLAS NISSEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A year ago, the U.S. was in the grips of an epidemic -- the scourge of opioid addiction, with more than 70,000 lives lost to drug overdoses in 2019, according to the National Institute... Read More.
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department on Tuesday announced it is suing Walmart, accusing the company of helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis by unlawfully distributing controlled substances at its pharmacies around the country.The... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A member of the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, expressed "sadness" over the nation's opioid epidemic during a congressional hearing Thursday that marked the first time in years any family member faced public... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Purdue Pharma is expected Tuesday to plead guilty to federal conspiracy and kickback charges and acknowledge that its aggressive marketing of opioids over the last three decades helped propel an addiction crisis that... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, LUKE BARR and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker widely accused of fueling the nation's opioid crisis that has been blamed for more than... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, LUKE BARR and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department is expected to announce on Wednesday a settlement of civil and criminal charges against Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker widely blamed for fueling the nation’s opioid... Read More.
By DR. HEATHER J. KAGAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A deadly and potent opioid, nicknamed "ISO," first hit the illicit drug market in the United States last year, and since August 2019 has taken the lives of at least 19... Read More.
By DR. HEATHER J. KAGAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 cases continue to appear across the nation, so do opioid deaths.New data acquired this week shows that a concerning number of Americans have died from overdoses since... Read More.
The Nation is in an opioid epidemic. In 2017, 72,000 people in the US died from drug overdoses. Of those, 49,060 were from opioids - up from the previous year. Snohomish County is seeing some of the worst of it, being... Read More.
Re-connecting with the work force after something like battling addiction is no easy feat. You may need supported work environments or have new hurdles that must be overcome in order to return to work. In Snohomish County, Workforce Snohomish has been granted $2.4m to coordinate... Read More.