OKLAHOMA

Karen in Pharmaceutical Companies
July 12, 2019

Why Is the Oklahoma Trial of Opioid-Maker Johnson & Johnson So Significant?

Many eyes are watching Oklahoma State’s lawsuit against pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson. The outcome of this trial could set a precedent for the nearly 2,000 other lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical businesses and their executives.

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Karen in Drug Information
July 7, 2019

Landmark Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma Reveals More Pharmaceutical Culpability

In a lawsuit filed by the State of Oklahoma, we are learning more about how Johnson & Johnson helped create the opioid epidemic that has robbed more than a half-million Americans of their lives.

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Ren in News
March 13, 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma Sets the Stage for Directing Addicts to Treatment, Not Jail

Good news out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city implemented a “sobering center” about six months ago. A facility where individuals detained for public intoxication can go instead of jail. Sobering centers are good alternatives to jail time, as such centers specialize in referring addicts to addiction treatment and recovery instead of just putting them through time served.

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Joanne in Local News
February 12, 2018

Marijuana in the OK

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed an executive proclamation placing State Question 788 on the June 26 2018 primary election ballot. Yet, is Cannabis safe?

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Karen in Prescription drugs
May 6, 2017

Enid, Oklahoma Makes “Top 15” List of Addicted Cities

Making the Top 15 List of Addicted Cities is not exactly something the Enid Chamber of Commerce wants to promote to visitors. But perhaps it’s better that the citizens of Enid know the situation in their own town.

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Karen in Drug Information
November 10, 2016

Will Heroin Follow Prescription Drugs into Oklahoma?

In June 2016, The Oklahoman reported that Oklahoma took the top spot in a list of states with a prescription painkiller abuse problem. In the long run, this problem could result in an influx of heroin into the state.

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Karen in Drug information
November 3, 2016

The Hidden Forces Behind the Prescription Drug Epidemic

The State of Oklahoma has long struggled with exceptionally high rates of prescription drug abuse – high enough to keep the state in the number one spot nationally. With so many people trying to help, why is it so hard to make inroads into this problem?

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Karen in Drug abuse
September 20, 2016

National Workplace Drug Tests Reveal Increasing Drug Use

Every year, workplace drug testing company Quest Diagnostics releases a report on positive drug tests by American workers. Their most recent report on these tests shows that workplace drug use is up which is bad news for employers and communities.

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Karen in Drug Information
August 30, 2016

Stimulants Could Be the Most Dangerous Drugs on the Planet

Stimulants could be the worst drugs on the market because some of the most heinous crimes and abuses occur related to methamphetamine use.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
July 10, 2016

Taking Oklahoma Drug Traffickers Off the Street Doesn’t Solve Problems

Talequah, Oklahoma is a classic small Midwest town. It’s people are salt-of-the-earth but that doesn’t mean it’s free from problems created by drug traffickers. When these traffickers get Oklahomans addicted to their drugs, a solution for recovery is needed.

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