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 [...]