opioid crisis

South Carolina to receive more than $2.5 million in DOJ grants to combat addiction crisis

U.S. Attorney Peter M. McCoy Jr. announced that the District of South Carolina is the recipient of more than $2.5 million in grants from the Department of Justice to fight drug abuse and addiction in the state. These grants come as a part of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs which are providing over $341 million across the nation to combat addiction.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

(ABC News)- Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the tentative deal, which could be worth up to $12…