Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for 24 years of Lucrative Opioid Sales

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for 24 years of Lucrative Opioid Sales

One of the world’s largest producers of several opioid medications, Purdue Pharma, pleaded guilty to wrongful promotion of dangerous medications to physicians dating back to 1996. The settlement is for $8 billion but comes way too late to save the many lives of those who overdosed or those who are addicted to these dangerous medications, […]

Our Response to the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Lawsuit

Our Response to the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Lawsuit

Transcript: Hello, I’m Jeff Hunsucker, Clinical Director at Asheville Recovery Center. Anyone familiar with addiction recovery knows that accepting responsibility is a massive step on the road to healing. We are grateful that Purdue Pharma has agreed to accept responsibility for the harm that they have caused both our country and our community. However, we […]

The Ultimate 2020 Opioid Comparison Guide

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Every day, 41 people die from an opioid overdose. The dangers of opioid addiction have nearly doubled in the last ten years. Read our opioid comparison of the 13 most common opioids and their individual characteristics. Opioid Overdose and Death Rates In 2016, 62 people per 100,000 visited the emergency room because of an opioid […]