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Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

| Opioid Crisis
The coronavirus outbreak is making yet another serious problem even worse, fatal drug overdose deaths are up 50 percent in Nassau County, and other nearby jurisdictions report similar statistics. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Rydersaid the spike is due to people self-medicating with a combination of painkillers and alcohol. “People are out of work, people…Read the article
Walgreen’s in Hot Water Over Phony Pharmacist

Walgreen’s in Hot Water Over Phony Pharmacist

| Opioid Crisis
The drugstore chain agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines after an unlicensed pharmacist at several San Francisco Bay locations illegally filled more than 700,000 prescriptions over a ten-year period. According to California prosecutors, Kim Thien Le stole license numbers from other pharmacists to fill prescriptions for Fentanyl, morphine, and other painkillers. Le pleaded guilty…Read the article
Benzodiazepines: Overlooked Part of the Opioid Epidemic

Benzodiazepines: Overlooked Part of the Opioid Epidemic

| Opioid Crisis
Over a two-year period, doctors wrote almost sixty-six million prescriptions for diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, and other “benzos.” These drugs are highly addictive and have extremely harmful side effects. Doctors often prescribe benzos for anxiety or sleeplessness. These drugs are highly addictive. Additionally, among older adults, benzodiazepines significantly increase the risk of falls. Dr. Joanna Starrels,…Read the article
Automotive Assembly Plant Closures And Opioid Overdoses

Automotive Assembly Plant Closures And Opioid Overdoses

| Opioid Crisis
A recent study showed an association between automotive assembly plant closures and opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. The study compared counties that had automotive assembly plant closures with ones where the plants remained open from 1999 to 2016. Researchers examined opioid overdose death rates among adults ages 18 to 65 and selected 112 manufacturing…Read the article

Firm Obtains Landmark Settlement: Federal Opioid Litigation

| Opioid Crisis
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is happy to announce that our client Cuyahoga County, one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, has reached a landmark $260 million settlement against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic. This settlement, on behalf of our client Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as Summit County,…Read the article
Colton Haynes & Dylan McDermott Share Addiction Stories

Colton Haynes & Dylan McDermott Share Addiction Stories

| Opioid Crisis
The former Arrow regular is just starting the road to sobriety, and the veteran actor has successfully stayed on that path for thirty-five years. In 2018, a combination of “depression, anxiety, alcoholism, & addiction” forced Haynes into a California hospital. Yet he describes his recovery as “the most beautiful struggle I’ve ever had to go…Read the article
The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

| Opioid Crisis
Pain is something we all experience in some way shape or form throughout our lives and we always want it gone as soon as possible. When you are living with severe pain from an injury, during surgery recovery, or from a disease or illness, you can reach a stage where you are desperate for relief.…Read the article
Fentanyl Deaths Reach Epidemic Proportions

Fentanyl Deaths Reach Epidemic Proportions

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The deadliest drug in America does not come from a shady street corner transaction. It’s available at your local pharmacy. Fentanyl just replaced heroin as the deadliest drug in the United States. Between 2013 and 2016, the Fentanyl overdose rate increased over 500 percent. This drug is now responsible for about 16,000 overdose deaths per…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Industry Recognized For Making A Difference

Napoli Shkolnik Industry Recognized For Making A Difference

| Napoli Shkolnik News
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have recently announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings and Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is proud to have been included in both national and regional listings. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC received national and regional (New York City) tier designation in the “Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs” category.…Read the article