MA City Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

The city of Worcester, Massachusetts filed a lawsuit on July 30 against opioid manufacturers and distributors The lawsuit seeks to “hold opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable for the substantial damages the City has suffered, and will continue to suffer as it deals with the opioid epidemic.” The eight companies listed in the complaint are Purdue…

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Massachusetts: Construction Workers 6X More Likely to Die from Opioid Related Deaths

The Boston Herald reports that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has found that individuals with “dangerous” jobs were more likely to die from opioid-related overdoses. The overdoses are linked to prescriptions meant to treat work-related injuries and affect those who are more likely to be work in roofing, painting, pipe laying and carpentry.…

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Woman Believed to be Overdosing Gives Birth in Burger King Toilet

Earlier this month, a woman believed to have been overdosing on heroin gave birth to her baby in a Burger King bathroom in Chillicothe, OH, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. Police officers found Elizabeth D. Sanders sitting on the toilet in the restaurant bathroom with a “suspected ball of heroin on the floor beside her.”…

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Opioid Prescriptions Increased After DEA Placed Restrictions on Them

The amount of post-surgery opioids in prescriptions actually increased after the DEA placed restrictions on the distribution of the drug, hydrocodone, according to the Washington Times. After the DEA classified hydrocodone as a more restrictive “Schedule II” drug in 2014, researchers from the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor found that…

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CLONE Cincinnati Sees 1,000 Percent Increase in Synthetic Opioid Deaths

Over the past five years, Hamilton, County, OH has seen a 1,000 percent increase in deaths from synthetic opioid use, according to a report by WCPO. Dr. Jennifer Mooney with the Cincinnati Health Department said that street drugs, such as cocaine, are being cut with synthetic opioids so many times before they are sold that users do…

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Cincinnati Sees 1,000 Percent Increase in Synthetic Opioid Deaths

Over the past five years, Hamilton, County, OH has seen a 1,000 percent increase in deaths from synthetic opioid use, according to a report by WCPO. Dr. Jennifer Mooney with the Cincinnati Health Department said that street drugs, such as cocaine, are being cut with synthetic opioids so many times before they are sold that users do…

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