Opioids

Alaska Doctor, Nurse Practitioner Face Charges For Mass Opioid Distribution

News – High Times An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner are facing separate federal narcotics charges for allegedly distributing “large amounts of opioids and other powerful narcotics by writing prescriptions for ‘patients’ without medical examinations and lacking medical necessity,” the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Jessica Joyce Spayd, an Anchorage resident who owns a medical […]

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California University Develops New Breath Test That Detects Opioids

News – High Times Engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis have developed a breath test to detect possible opioid use. Here’s how it works: subjects of the test breathe normally into a specialized collection device, generating droplets in the breaths that condense and are then stored in a freezer until the testing […]

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Federal Judge In Cleveland Won’t Remove Himself From Overseeing Opioid Litigation

News – High Times Legal efforts to address the ongoing opioid crisis have been ramping up across the nation. Most notably, a federal court is set to hear a massive case against a number of big players in the pharmaceutical industry. An issue in the hearing will be determining to what extent pharmaceutical companies can […]

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Google puts drug addiction recovery info front and center

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Moussa81 via Getty Images The opioid epidemic is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths per year. Google hopes to make it easier for the 23 million Americans in recovery to find a support group or find a pharmacy where they can purchase naloxone, the opioid-overdose reversal drug. The tech […]

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Purdue Pharma Negotiating $12B Settlement To OxyContin Lawsuits

News – High Times A drug manufacturer at the heart of the nation’s opioid crisis is reportedly in negotiations to settle approximately 2,000 lawsuits over the marketing of the painkiller OxyContin. The proposed settlement of lawsuits brought by state and local governments could be worth up to $12 billion and would take ownership of Purdue […]

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Officers in Sudbury, across Ontario encountering more deadly opioids

Sudbury Star Officers arrested more than 70 people during Project Kraken, including three Sudbury men. Postmedia photo Everybody could see the deadly firepower on the table at Toronto Police Headquarters in full display last week. What they couldn’t show — seized in massive quantities during Project Kraken — was the 11,033 grams of deadly fentanyl. […]

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Opioids a growing threat to health in Greater Sudbury

Sudbury Star Renee St-Onge, director of knowledge and strategic services, and Ariella Zbar, associate medical officer of health, talk about the opioid crisis at a meeting of the Public Health Sudbury and Districts board on Thursday. Jim Moodie jpg, SU Opioids now rival pneumonia and flu, as well as several types of cancer, in terms […]

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Man charged with manslaughter after opioid death

Sudbury Star A 39-year-old man from Sudbury has been charged with manslaughter following an opioid death in February. Getty Images On May 14, the Greater Sudbury Police Service arrested and charged 39-year-old David Leon Stefanczuk with manslaughter in connection to the opioid death of a community member on Feb. 1. Stefanczuk has also been charged […]

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What a ‘safe’ space in Sudbury might look like

Sudbury Star Amber Fritz, outreach co-ordinator for Reseau ACCESS Network, sits at one of the stations set up for the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis in Sudbury, Ont. on Tuesday April 16, 2019. John Lappa/Sudbury Star Nearly a hundred silhouettes and a sombre row of shoes lined a room at Reseau Access […]

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Opioids are killing Canadians in the thousands; abstinence-based treatment ineffective

Sudbury Star Abstinence-based treatment is ineffective. We need to invest heavily in harm reduction strategies Opioids can relieve pain and when used properly they can often help. Approximately 11 Canadians die every day from apparent opioid related incidents. Arthur C. Green/The Record By Sen. Jane Cordy and Sen. Raymonde Gagné “I wasn’t born to be […]

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