Category Archives: Rehab News

Purdue Pharma, Sackler family offer $10B-$12B to settle opioid lawsuits

OxyContin maker Purdue PharmaOpens a New Window. has offered $10 billion to $12 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis. The proposal emerged from mediation hearings between lawyers for the Sackler family-owned pharmaceutical firm and at least 10 state attorneys general and plaintiffs’ attorneys, NBC NewsOpens a New Window.reported, citing […]

Sex Workers’ Aurora Snow Struggles With Drug Addiction

rugs. Overdoses. Suicides. Dead porn stars. Life in the entertainment industry can be as dark as it is glamorous. Criticism that comes from being in the spotlight is unavoidable, especially if the word “sex” is used to describe your occupation; and for those that already suffer from depression or addiction, the added scrutiny might become unbearable. Being […]

Donald Trump Prescription Drug Rehab Plan for 2019

In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the importation of selected prescription drugs from countries where they sell for far less. But the plan addresses imports only at the wholesale level; it is silent about the transactions by millions […]

Johnson & Johnson faces court judgment over opioids crisis

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What Do Opiates Look Like?

Opiates can range in appearance. Drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone come in pill form. Because many opioids are combination drugs that are formulated with acetaminophen or aspirin, different pill colors can denote different strengths of the drug. These combinations may be pink, blue, peach or yellow. Opiates are usually swallowed as pills to treat pain. […]

Drug Rehab News: Worker fired for opioid addiction

Dive Brief: SoftPro, a software company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) disability discrimination lawsuit after allegedly firing an employee for taking leave for inpatient treatment regarding substance abuse. The EEOC said that, when an IT worker with a history of opiate addiction who […]

Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs

SEATTLE — On gritty streets where heroin, fentanyl and meth stride like Death Eaters, where for decades both drugs and the war on drugs have wrecked lives, the city of Seattle is pioneering a bold approach to narcotics that should be a model for America. Anyone caught here with a small amount of drugs — even […]

Babies exposed to drugs are kicked out of other daycares. They come here instead

Huntington, West Virginia (CNN)7-week-old Oliveah just started daycare, and when she cries, her teachers ask all the usual questions: Is she hungry? Does she need a diaper change? Is she coming off of opioids? That last question might sound unusual, but this new child care center in Huntington, West Virginia, is unusual: It serves only […]