opioid crisis

opioid crisis

A public health crisis in the United States and Canada involving a sharp increase in the use of, addiction to, and overdoses from opioid drugs, especially since 2015 (although the trend is traced to the late 1990s). Opioids, typically used as prescription painkillers, include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as heroin, which is illegal. Ingesting high doses of opioids can cause respiratory failure and death. Also known as the "opioid epidemic." The opioid crisis has led to a staggering number of deaths in a short period of time.
See also: crisis, opioid
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In an effort to educate more residents about the opioid crisis and connect those in need to treatment and substance abuse resources, Elk Grove Village and the Kenneth Young Center are teaming to host "Remember.
Michael Ullmann, executive vice president, general counsel, Johnson & Johnson, said, Janssen did not cause the opioid crisis in Oklahoma, and neither the facts nor the law support this outcome.
Summary: Oklahoma [USA], Aug 27 (ANI): Medical giant Johnson and Johnson has been ordered to pay USD 572 million by an Oklahoma judge for its role in the opioid crisis which has "ravaged" the state.
"The opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to Oklahomans," Balkman, of Cleveland County District Court, said in delivering his decision, The New York Times reported.
The company said it is "confident it has strong grounds to appeal this decision," adding that "the judgment disregards the company's compliance with federal and state laws, the unique role its medicines play in the lives of the people who need them, its responsible marketing practices and that since launch, Duragesic, Nucynta and Nucynta ER have accounted for less than one percent of total opioid prescriptions in Oklahoma as well as the United States." Michael Ullmann, executive VP, General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, said, "Janssen did not cause the opioid crisis in Oklahoma, and neither the facts nor the law support this outcome.
After Jenny died, I researched the opioid crisis, reading surgeon general reports, commission recommendations, all the state opioid plans and legislation.
New York, NY, November 20, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Brad Honnold, Attorney with Goza & Honnold, LLC, will speak at The Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "The Opioid Crisis: Emerging Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues." This event is scheduled for November 29, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.
Adams, explaining that one of the most important ways to save families and children from the scourge of the opioid crisis is overcoming ignorance and stigma about addiction.
Justice Department grants to combat the opioid crisis, the federal agency announcedTuesday.
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James Lankford, R-Okla., lent his support Tuesday for the passage of HR 6, The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.
Newton, an author of textbooks, encyclopedias, and other educational materials, reviews aspects of the opioid crisis, covering its history and background worldwide and current issues and problems and their proposed solutions, such as regulating the use of opioids, prevention, and prescribing patterns.
Be part of the discussion at the largest national gathering of stakeholders working together to address the opioid crisis. Prevention, treatment, law enforcement, public health, and many others exchange best practices and hear from state and federal officials at the annual Rx Summit.
Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading Texas into a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for exacerbating the opioid crisis among Texans.