Massive Protest Breaks Out Over Guggenheim Museum’s Ties To Big Pharma: ‘Lock Them Up’

By Commondreams, Alternet.org -

Demonstrators inside New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum staged a “die in” and dropped thousands of paper slips designed to look like of OxyContin prescriptions Saturday night to protest the [...]

The Ketamine Chorus: NYT Trumpets New Anti-Suicide Drug

By Bruce E. Levine, Counterpunch.org -

The drumbeat for ketamine as a way to halt the rising suicide rate is upon us, as the New York Times has now joined the chorus. This is encouraging news unless of course you recall a couple of [...]

Fed Vows To Fight Safe Injection Site

By Aubrey Whelan and Aneri Pattani, Philly.com. -

Philadelphia, PA - As a key federal official vowed to move against Philadelphia's plans to open a safe injection site for drug users, several legal experts countered Thursday that the site could [...]

Protester Explains Protesting To Attorney General Sessions

By Francis Flisiuk , The Portland Phoenix   -

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Portland, Maine to meet with members of local law enforcement and promote “Operation Synthetic Opioid." During the meeting, he called for Maine Sheriffs to [...]

Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Significant Reduction In Prescription Opioid Use

By Staff, Norml.org -

San Diego, CA: The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to data published online [...]

700 Pound Heroin Spoon Installed Outside OxyContin Manufacturer

By Nate Freeman, Artsy.net. -

Connecticut - Art dealer Fernando Luis Alvarez installed a gigantic spoon-shaped sculpture by the artist Domenic Esposito in front of the headquarters of Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut, [...]

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 [...]

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