opioids

BC Lawsuit Highlights Harms of Opioid Prescribing Crackdown

A lawsuit in British Columbia details how a regulatory body is allegedly “harassing” doctors into taking pain patients off their…

July 19, 2024

Purdue Backs Fraud Claim Against Sacklers, Amid Scramble for Immunity

In bankruptcy court on July 9, OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma secured an injunction to temporarily stave off lawsuits while it…

July 11, 2024

Europe Faces Potential Transformation of Its Drug Supply

In North America, fentanyl and other potent synthetic drugs in the supply have been associated with an unprecedented overdose crisis…

May 23, 2024

Overdose Deaths Fell Slightly in 2023, Per CDC, But Emergency Continues

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that fewer people in the United States died…

May 17, 2024

FEND Act Against Fentanyl Trafficking Could Worsen Overdose Crisis

As harm reduction efforts around the United States face intense backlash, politicians are doubling down on the notion of law…

May 15, 2024

The Opioid Settlements Being Paid in Naloxone Don’t Quite Add Up

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based manufacturer known for generics, has agreed to settle the 900-plus lawsuits alleging it failed to…

May 7, 2024

A Close Look at Denial of Pain Meds to People Who Use Drugs

For people who use drugs, accessing prescription pain medication when needed can be a severe challenge. A new paper digs…

April 18, 2024

NY County Sued for Illegally Denying Person OUD Meds in Jail

A lawsuit accuses a New York county jail of repeatedly denying a man held there his medication for opioid use…

April 12, 2024

Protonitazepyne and Medetomidine? More Unfamiliar Drugs in Our Supply

North America’s unregulated drug supply has grown ever more unpredictable, which often means deadly. Since the arrival of fentanyl, the…

April 9, 2024

An Instructive Experience With Opium Poppy Tea

Like many overthinkers and traumatized people, I sleep poorly. My insomnia sometimes worsens to the point that I feel the…

March 28, 2024