The United States is currently facing opioid epidemic, with around 130 people losing their lives each day because of opioid-related drug overdose. Last year, the overdose deaths caused by opioid addiction have reached a record high 93,000 because of the lockdowns and discontinuation of support services.
Two of the US? biggest drug distributers and a manufacturer have recently agreed to a settlement worth 26 billion USD with the government for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic. This is part of the deal that requires dropping of lawsuits against these drug distributors and the manufacturer.
Written by IAS POINT