If You Want To Kill Drug Dealers, Start With Big Pharma

By Domenica Ghanem, Otherwords.org -

At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a [...]

The Big Pharma Family That Brought Us Opioid Crisis

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

If the devil wears Prada, what do America’s most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough [...]

Standing Rock Sioux People Sue Opioid Industry

By Staff, TelesurTV -

The Standing Rock Sioux people of the United States have filed a federal lawsuit against the opioid industry, alleging they created a public health crisis in their reservation by concealing the [...]

Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor

By Staff, peoplesworld.org -

By Staff of People's World - WASHINGTON (PAI) — In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest [...]

“Worse Than Big Tobacco”: How Big Pharma Fuels Opioid Epidemic

By Lynn Parramore, www.ineteconomics.org -

By Lynn Parramore for Institute for New Economic Thinking - Over a 40-year career, Philadelphia attorney Daniel Berger has obtained millions in settlements for investors and consumers hurt by a [...]

For Profit Insurers Fueling Opioid Epidemic

By Katie Thomas and Charles Ornstein, www.propublica.org -

By Katie Thomas for The New York Times and Charles Ornstein for ProPublica - At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain [...]

Diseases Of Despair

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - The opioid crisis, the frequent mass shootings, the rising rates of suicide, especially among middle-aged white males, the morbid obesity, the obsession with [...]

Don’t Blame Addicts For America’s Opioid Crisis. Here Are The Real Culprits

By Chris McGreal, www.theguardian.com -

By Chris McGreal for The Guardian - America’s opioid crisis was caused by rapacious pharma companies, politicians who colluded with them and regulators who approved one opioid pill after another. [...]

How A Father’s Tragedy Moved Teamsters To Fight Opioid Distributor

By Chris McGreal, www.theguardian.com -

By Chris McGreal for The Guardian - Teamsters union general secretary-treasurer Ken Hall has called drug firm’s role in the opioid epidemic ‘one of the most tragic failures of corporate [...]

‘Big Reflection’ Needed On Opioid Crisis

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage, www.ipsnews.net -

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage for InterPress Service. UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 2017 (IPS) - Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN [...]

TN Counties Sue Opioid Makers Using Local “Crack Tax” Law

By Zero Hedge, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Zero Hedge for Mintpress News. As the death toll in some of the hardest-hit areas of the country skyrockets – in some cases forcing county coroners to build larger freezers to store the bodies [...]

A Nation Of The Walking Dead

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - Opioids and experiences that simulate the deadening effects of narcotics are mechanisms to keep us submissive and depoliticized. Desperate citizens in Aldous [...]

Opioid Crisis: Public Health Crisis Rooted In Poverty

By Sarah Jaffe, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Sarah Jaffe for In These Times. It is hard, because all of us have lost people, I will say that. I have lost people that I love to this and I don’t know anyone who hasn’t. When we are talking [...]