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Con más muertes por sobredosis, defensores claman por una naloxona de venta libre

Aumentar el acceso a la naloxona es una parte clave de la estrategia de prevención de sobredosis de la administración Biden, pero los defensores dicen que la administración no ha abordado su mayor barrera para obtener el medicamento que salva vidas.... Read more»

With overdose deaths surging, advocates on the ground push for over-the-counter naloxone

As overdose deaths nationwide reach all-time highs, increasing access to naloxone is a key part of the Biden administration's overdose prevention strategy - but advocates say the administration has not addressed their greatest barrier to obtaining the lifesaving medication.... Read more»

McKinsey never told FDA it was working for opioid makers while also working for the agency

Since 2008, McKinsey & Company has regularly advised the Food and Drug Administration, and during that same span, McKinsey counted among its clients many of the country’s biggest drug companies — but never disclosed its pharmaceutical company clients to the FDA.... Read more»

Swath of opioid lawsuits on cusp of $26 billion settlement

Fourteen states, not including Arizona, unveiled a settlement agreement that would resolve thousands of lawsuits against opioid distributors over their role in the opioid epidemic and create new regulations going forward. ... Read more»

Inside Purdue Pharma’s media playbook: How it planted the opioid 'anti-story'

OxyContin’s makers delayed the reckoning for their role in the opioid crisis by funding think tanks, placing friendly experts on leading outlets, and deterring or challenging negative coverage.... Read more»

Brnovich makes long-shot pitch to Supreme Court to take opioid lawsuit

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to stop the Sackler family from “looting” Purdue Pharma of billions of dollars being sought by victims of the opioid crisis the company is accused of helping create.... Read more»

Texas sues the maker of OxyContin over opioid epidemic

The Texas Attorney General's Office says Purdue Pharma fueled "the nation's opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers," including OxyContin... Read more»