-From NPR As a result of a lawsuit filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General, Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to pay $270 million to fund addiction research and treatment in Oklahoma and pay legal fees. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed suit two years ago alleging Purdue helped ignite the opioid crisis with aggressive marketing of the blockbuster drug OxyContin and deceptive claims that downplayed the dangers of addiction. Read the entire NPR news story HERE.
New Opioid and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center in Front Royal, VA The River 95.3 and the Warren County Chamber of Commerce Welcome SaVida Health The Warren County Chamber of Commerce and The River 95.3 welcomed the opening of the new Opioid and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center in Front Royal, Va. SaVida Health’s expansion into the Front Royal community is part of a long-term strategy to provide effective, compassionate, and respectful medication-assisted treatment for alcohol and opiate substance use disorders in the state of Virginia. Tom Purkins and Howie Lewin talk about the different types of assistance SaVida Health has to offer. Listen to the Podcast on WZRV The River 95.3 https://savidahealth.comwp-content/uploads/2019/02/Opioid-and-Alcohol-Addicition-Treatment-Center-in-Front-Royal-VA.mp3 Read the Entire Transcript Below: [00:00:09] Hello and welcome to the Valley Today. I am your [...]
Did You Know? Opioid Overdoses Surpass Motor Vehicle Crashes as the Leading Cause of Accidental Death in the U.S.savidahealth
Did You Know? Opioid Overdoses Surpass Motor Vehicle Crashes as the Leading Cause of Accidental Death in the U.S. The nation’s opioid crisis has reached new and alarming heights. The National Safety Council (NSC) has recently reported that the odds of accidental death from an opioid overdose have surpassed motor vehicle crashes as a leading cause of death. According to this grim report, the lifetime odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are one in 96. NSC has noted in this report that this crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl. The odds of dying from an opioid overdose as reported by the NSC are statistical averages. The odds that any particular individual will suffer an opioid overdose are affected by [...]