May 28, 2019

First major trial in opioid crisis set to begin in Oklahoma

Source: CBS News A healthcare giant known for baby lotion and bandages will be the defendant on Tuesday when an opioid-related lawsuit goes to trial. The state of Oklahoma accuses Johnson & Johnson of “falsely downplaying the risk of opioid addiction.” It’s the first trial out of hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. Anna Werner […]

May 7, 2019

Health care professionals misusing opioids

Source: CBS News An alarming new report highlights the problem of opioid addiction among health care professionals. The report out Tuesday shows more than 44 million doses of legally prescribed opioids were stolen last year. That’s an increase of 126 percent from 2017. Errol Barnett spoke to a patient and a doctor about the impact […]