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Health board aims to curb drug overdoses of Indigenous Torontonians


Sensitivity to the specialized needs of Indigenous Torontonians are not being met, or so some feel in that specialized community. A report completed for Toronto Public Health that was spear-headed by an Indigenous consultant says that there is a perception that the service workers do not understand this culture and that the opioid users feel...Read more

Lawsuit Details How The Sackler Family Allegedly Built An Oxycontin Fortune.


This article summarizes some of the key allegations contained in the Massachusetts suit brought against Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family. It paints a picture of obscene profits diverted to the Sackler family in the wake of the opioid crisis they helped to cause.  ...Read more

Massachusetts pre-hearing memorandum in case against Purdue Pharma


This links to the the pre-hearing memorandum from Massachusetts in their case against Purdue Pharma. In general, the case centers around Purdue Pharma publicly denial that its opioids were addictive, although internally they acknowledged it and devised a plan to profit from them. The family that owns Purdue Pharma, the Sacklers, approved public marketing plans...Read more

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