Nevada Lawmakers Sue Purdue Pharma over Opiate Overdose Deaths
Nevada recently filed suit against Purdue Pharma, a drug company they blame for a large part of the opioid epidemic across the state and across the country – and they are not the only one. More and more states and cities are filing class action suits or filing separately and suing drug manufacturers for what […]
Meth: The Return of the Nevada Killer Drug
The rate of deaths caused by methamphetamine and other stimulants in Nevada is the highest in the country. If the rising trend in meth use and abuse continues as it has in the past few years, the number of deaths caused by methamphetamine will soon surpass the number of deaths caused by opiate overdose. The […]
3 Young People Arrested in Reno for Drug-Related Charges
Three young adults were arrested in Reno this month on an assortment of drug-related charges. Ranging in age from 19 to 26, the three people were apprehended by the Nevada Department of Safety’s Tri-NET Narcotics Task Force in conjunction with the Regional Street Enforcement Team. In the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized substances […]
Will a New Law Help Turn the Tide against Opiate Overdose Deaths in Nevada?
As of January 1, 2018, the Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Act will go into effect in Nevada, a law passed unanimously by both houses and officially signed in June of this year. The primary goal of the changes brought about by the legislation is to lower rates of opiate prescriptions, addiction, and overdose deaths. Many […]
Are Pregnant Women in Nevada Smoking Marijuana?
Across the country, rates of babies born addicted to opiate drugs have climbed along with the rates of opioid overdose deaths and addiction. While this issue has long been in focus for medical professionals in Nevada, the legalization of marijuana has had a startling and perhaps unexpected ripple effect that could impact our culture for […]