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12 08, 2019

Is Seattle Dying? Homelessness, Addiction, and Death in the Emerald City

2019-08-13T15:18:52+00:00August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

If you asked the average Seattle resident how they feel about living in Emerald City, you would probably get one of two very different answers. How Locals Feel About Living in Seattle, Washington On the one hand, someone might tell you they love living in this Washington locale and enjoy the quality of life the city has to offer. [...]

5 07, 2019

Is There Going to be a National Opioid Settlement?

2019-08-13T15:19:01+00:00July 5th, 2019|0 Comments

“I think this plan is a really clever way to get a handle on the opioid settlement negotiations.” ~ Howard Erichson, Professor, Fordham University School of Law, Expert on Complex Litigation In mid-June, lawyers representing various cities and counties across the country proposed including all 24,500 American communities in a possible comprehensive national settlement of the more than 1800 [...]

15 04, 2019

Prosecutors Say Suboxone Maker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

2019-10-10T20:55:41+00:00April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Prosecutors Say Suboxone Maker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

Once deemed the “wonder drug” for getting people off heroin, Suboxone is now under fire. What was supposed to be a solution to help people recover from opioid addiction is now being questioned. It was marketed as a treatment drug that would help people get off prescription painkillers and heroin. Federal prosecutors have now found that Suboxone is prone [...]

26 02, 2019

FDA Approves Dsuvia for Treating Acute Pain

2019-10-10T20:53:17+00:00February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on FDA Approves Dsuvia for Treating Acute Pain

News that the FDA approved Dsuvia, an opioid 5 to 10 times more potent than fentanyl, at the end of 2018 has made headlines across the country. This had led to a huge uproar among the community, as many believe that this prescription drug will only worsen the opioid epidemic that the country is facing. https://www.youtube.com/embed/yG8zr0L3wtk There are differing [...]

22 08, 2018

Big Pharma, Big Lies: Report Claims Purdue KNEW OxyContin Was Addictive

2019-10-11T15:33:26+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Big Pharma, Big Lies: Report Claims Purdue KNEW OxyContin Was Addictive

What did Big Pharma know and when did they know it? Purdue Pharma has long denied that it knew about and tolerated widescale abuse of their opioid products and that they only learned of the problem in 2000. Officially, the company states that it's business practices have little to nothing to do with the current opioid epidemic. However, a [...]

5 02, 2018

Hep C Cases Are Rising and It’s Because of the Opioid IV Drug Use

2019-10-11T16:20:07+00:00February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Hep C Cases Are Rising and It’s Because of the Opioid IV Drug Use

America has seen a rapid rise in opioid and opiate use, whether it is with prescription or illicit drugs, especially IV drugs. Over 4.2 million people have reported using heroin at least once in their lifetime, and over 2 million Americans have used and abused prescription opioids. The opioid and opiate epidemic in America has yielded many unexpected consequences. [...]

27 11, 2017

Fighting Back: What’s Happening with Opioid Lawsuits in Washington State

2019-07-08T23:28:12+00:00November 27th, 2017|2 Comments

Opioid Addiction Ravages the Country and Attacks the Evergreen State In October, President Donald Trump declared the country’s addiction to opioids a national public health emergency. The country’s opioids addiction problem is widespread, causing death and destruction to those who come into contact with these highly addictive pain-killing drugs. This is especially true in The Evergreen State. We’ll sharing [...]

19 11, 2017

The Connection of Cocaine and HIV: Why this Research Was Important Enough to be Awarded $2.3 Million

2019-02-15T18:36:04+00:00November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In the US alone, there are over 2 million people infected with HIV-type 1. The past three decades have shown a lot of progress in managing HIV. Prevention and treatment have been successful in a sense but still, there is no cure. Only 1 in 3 patients with HIV in the US have it under control and this is [...]

17 11, 2017

Drug Related Deaths at All Time High in King County (Washington State)

2019-10-11T17:22:56+00:00November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Drug Related Deaths at All Time High in King County (Washington State)

The amount of drug related deaths in King County in Washington State has hit an all-time high. Nearly all the deaths in 2016 are attributed to opioids. This particular group of drugs is responsible for 75% of drug overdose fatalities. Drugs like meth cocaine, benzodiazepines make up some of the statistics also. A large percentage of the death overdoses [...]