Category Archive: Opioid Crisis

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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
Seven Signs and Symptoms: Opioid Prescription Danger

Seven Signs and Symptoms: Opioid Prescription Danger

| Opioid Crisis
Modern medicine has made life easier for many and has helped extend our lives as well. But with all the good that has come there is also a darker side, one of which is the abuse and addiction that comes with potent pain killers, especially opioids. When a physician prescribes an opioid like oxycodone or…Read the article
What Law Enforcement is Facing – The New Heroin Epidemic

What Law Enforcement is Facing – The New Heroin Epidemic

| Opioid Crisis
The heroin addict of the 1980’s-1990’s was of the older teen and young adult. Images of 18-30 year-olds stoned out or lying dead in the alleyways of the nation’s city are now being replaced with the new face of heroin addiction- young children. Children increasingly are coming into contact with illegal drugs. Sadly, this means…Read the article
Napoli Attorneys Offer Legal Insight to BloombergView

Napoli Attorneys Offer Legal Insight to BloombergView

| Opioid Crisis
When Bloomberg journalists needed clarification on the legal aspects of opioid painkiller addiction, they turned to Paul J. Napoli and Marie Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, and so can you. Attorneys like ours have a long history of making products safer for everyone through aggressive litigation. Like many of these other efforts, the anti-opioid litigation…Read the article
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