#opioidepidemic

News
This Week's Paper
World News

Purdue Pharma paying the hefty price for their hand in the opioid crisis

Since the late 1990s, opioid pain relievers have been prescribed at increasing rates due to pharmaceutical companies reassuring doctors that patients would not be subjected to addiction following use of such. However in 2017 alone, nearly 47,000 Americans died due to opioid overdose, while an additional 1.5 million suffered from opioid related substance abuse. Purdue […]

Read More
News
World News

Naloxone: The true lifesaver

At least 115 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose every day causing the White House to recently declare the epidemic a national emergency. Therefore, increasing the availability of Naloxone (Narcan) kits, especially on the Queens College campus, will help in combating this problem that’s been keeping a vice-like grip on this country. […]

Read More