Category Archives: opioid crisis

Illinois Patients May Now Replace Their Opioids with Medical Marijuana

Illinois residents who have been prescribed opioids will now be eligible for a temporary certification for medical cannabis. The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program was approved via the Alternative to Opioids Act by lawmakers last year by a sweeping 44-6 majority in the state senate, but lagged in implementation due to “a heavy IT lift” required […]

Florida Brings Lawsuit Against CVS, Walgreens for Alleged Role in Opioid Crisis

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced last week that she is suing retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens for their alleged role in the nationwide opioid crisis. The two companies have been added to a lawsuit filed by the state in May against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Bondi said […]

50 Pounds of Weed, 5 Pounds of Fentanyl Found in Suitcases in Nashville Airport

A crime report is making the rounds, centering on a 22-year-old Phoenix woman, Reed Ibrahim, who was arrested on charges of drug possession with the intent to distribute. But there was some initial confusion over what drugs Ibrahim was attempting to move. Reports indicate that law enforcement found 50 pounds of weed and two kilos […]

Pharmaceutical Company Behind OxyContin Patents Treatment for Opioid Addiction

The pharmaceutical company responsible for flooding the United States with the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin has now patented a new drug to treat opioid addiction. Rhodes Technologies Inc. filed for a patent earlier this year for a new form of buprenorphine, a mild opioid marketed under the brand name Suboxone to treat addiction to stronger drugs. […]