Tag: Opioid Epidemic

opioid epidemic

First Federal Trial Over Opioid Epidemic Begins Jury Selection Today

In the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic, two counties in Ohio, Summit and Cuyahoga, are suing generic drug makers Actavis and Cephalon; the distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson; and the pharmacy chain Walgreens. Jury selection for the trial began Wednesday and trial arguments are scheduled to begin…

Heroin: White Addicts Get Rehab, Black Addicts Get Prison

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio and Frank Kineavy President Donald Trump last week called the opioid crisis that is stymying white America “a national health emergency.” “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” the president said. The opioid crisis disproportionately impacts white Americans: in 2015, 82 percent of the people who…