Tag: Opioid Crisis

The 4th Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

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OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma To Plead To 3 Criminal Charges

The settlement is the highest-profile display yet of the federal government seeking to hold a major drugmaker responsible for an opioid addiction and overdose crisis linked to more than 470,000 deaths in the country since 2000.

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To Battle Opioid Crisis, Some Track Overdoses In Real Time

The idea is to “get that information out there as efficiently and as quickly as we can,” said Daniel Maughan, a senior vice president at St. Luke’s.

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Doctor Charged With Murder In Painkiller Overdose Deaths

More than two dozen wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the doctor and the hospital system. Families alleged their loved ones were negligently or intentionally killed by painkiller overdoses ordered by Husel. Some also have questioned whether they were misled about the graveness of the patients’ conditions.

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We’re Tackling The Opioids That’s Impacting Our Community

Join us tonight for a special Town Hall Edition of the Daily Drum

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