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Ex-DEA Agent Blasts Congress And Drug Industry For Creating The Opioid Crisis

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi is telling all when it comes to placing blame for the nation’s opioid crisis. He says drug distributors pumped opioids into communities in the United States knowing...Show More Summary

Opioid Crisis: Blame Congress & Drug Industry

Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA’s efforts to stop it Autorun video after the jump  ...Show More Summary

Explosive ‘60 Minutes’ investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA’s ability to fight opioid abuse

A joint investigation from the Washington Post and CBS' "60 Minutes" concluded that members of Congress alongside the pharmaceutical industry may have helped fuel the opioid crisis. Drug distributors — of which the three biggest areShow More Summary

The Opioid Epidemic: How Big Pharma And Congress Created America’s Worst Health Crisis

On Sunday night, Oct. 16, 2017, “60 Minutes” reported that whistleblower and former DEA Agent Joe Rannazzisi confirmed what

Trump says administration to make opioid announcement next week

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency.

'60 Minutes' just laid out the ugliest truth about the opioid crisis

Together, the Washington Post and "60 Minutes" have told the long, sordid story of whistleblower Joseph T. Rannazzisi, former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) division in charge of regulating the drug industry. By Rannazzisi's...Show More Summary

The DEA Responds to 60 Minutes’ Stunning Report on the Opioid Crisis

A former DEA agent tells 60 Minutes's Bill Whitaker that the opioid crisis has been driven in part by Congress, lobbyists and drug distributors.

Vermont needs more substance use disorder professionals

Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says as the state works to address the opioid crisis, there's a need for more professionals to treat Vermont residents with substance use disorders. Scott … Click to Continue »

Front Running the Opioid Crisis

60 Minutes interviewed DEA officials who reported Congressional interference in their ability to fight the ongoing opioid crisis. The show emphasized the role of three major drug distributors who literally sent millions of pills to "pill mills" and pain clinics (with pharmacies) in small communities. Show More Summary

The VA Fueled the National Opioid Crisis, Killing Vets

Veterans have been needlessly suffering for years, and it's only getting worse under the Trump administration. Close Late one summer night in 2014, Kevin Keller broke into his best friend’s home. Keller was a U.S. Navy vet wracked with...Show More Summary

Can Ottawa stop Canada’s deadly opioid crisis?

In 2016 alone, 2,816 Canadians died. The Liberals are scrambling to confront an unprecedented health crisis. Paul Wells on why frontline workers say it’s only going to get worse. The post Can Ottawa stop Canada’s deadly opioid crisis? appeared first on

From Work Slumps To The Opioid Crisis: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories will help you identify toxic office cultures and what it takes to pull yourself out of a work slump. This week, we learned what signs you should watch out for to determine if an office has a toxic work culture, the role that employers can play in addressing the opioid epidemic, and how to pull yourself out of a work slump. Read Full Story

Drug Companies Sure Are Cozy With Trump’s Pick to Solve the Opioid Crisis

On a Friday afternoon in September, President Donald Trump nominated Rep. Tom Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania, to spearhead the federal response to the most deadly drug epidemic in the nation’s history. If approved by the senate, Marino would become the country’s so-called “drug czar,” or director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. […]

Opioid Crisis: CEOs Must Stand Up and Unite

The opioid crisis isn’t only a health issue anymore. It’s becoming a hot button in corporate social responsibility circles and a catalyst for public and private sectors to unite to fight the epidemic, as Leidos CEO Roger Krone attested to at a COMMIT!Forum panel session on Tuesday.

U.S. Opioid Epidemic: While America Pops Pills, Developing Countries Suffer in Pain

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Increasingly strict drug regulations are creating a new health crisis outside the U.S.

Elizabeth Warren, Lisa Murkowski Push Trump To Declare Opioid Crisis A National Emergency

The president promised two months ago that his administration would "spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.”

Warren, Murkowski Push Trump To Declare The Opioid Crisis A National Emergency

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Trump promised two months ago that his administration would address the crisis.

Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemic

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A comprehensive approach is needed to battle the opioid crisis, two experts write.

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