Category Archive: Opioid Crisis

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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
New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Moves Forward

New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Moves Forward

| Opioid Crisis
In a thirty-six page ruling, New York Judge Jerry Garguilo declared that the plaintiffs had presented more than enough evidence for their lawsuit to go forward. This action related to the ongoing opioid crisis. This crisis has already cost the lives of thousands of people, mostly through overdose deaths. Cash-strapped local governments in the Empire…Read the article
Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is April 28

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is April 28

| Opioid Crisis
Most of the 6.4 million Americans who abuse prescription drugs obtain them from family or friends. So, the Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring another Take Back Day. On April 28, 2018 between 10 and 2, New Yorkers can give unused prescription opioids to the DEA anonymously and with no questions asked. The government has been…Read the article
National Opioid Lawsuit Moves Forward

National Opioid Lawsuit Moves Forward

| Opioid Crisis
Seemingly frustrated with the apparent lack of progress in settlement negotiations, Cleveland U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ordered all parties to saddle up and prepare for trial in the ongoing Multi-District Litigation national opioid lawsuit in Ohio. The order is a significant departure from Judge Polster’s earlier stance. In January 2018, he told lawyers for…Read the article
Scary Statistics About the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Scary Statistics About the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

| Opioid Crisis
According to a report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the opioid addiction epidemic is only growing bigger and deadlier each and every year. According to their 2016 report, which can be found here, the statistics are getting a bit scary: Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as…Read the article
How Opioid Addictions Affect Our Healthcare

How Opioid Addictions Affect Our Healthcare

| Opioid Crisis
Heroin along with a long list of other opioid drugs are having a devastating impact on social, health, and economic wellbeing of communities big and small all across the United States. Opioid addiction does not discriminate and no one is immune to the dangers. Once addicted, users find it difficult to fight and overcome the…Read the article
Schuyler County Opioid Lawsuit Fight Continues Forward

Schuyler County Opioid Lawsuit Fight Continues Forward

| Opioid Crisis
Public Hearing Scheduled on Local Law to Declare the Opioid Epidemic a Public Nuisance Schuyler County will hold a public hearing on March 12 to review a proposed local law declaring the opioid epidemic and its effects on the County a public nuisance. According to Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, the draft local law is…Read the article
What is the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

What is the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

| Opioid Crisis
You already most likely know about the growing crisis of the opioid epidemic that is growing all across the country. We hear a lot of talk going on about the growing number of addicts and overdose cases but most of us know very little, if anything at all, about opioids, addiction, and the crisis. That…Read the article
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