Opioid Overdose

Opioid Overdose. Opioids are a class of substances that includes many synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs manufactured from opiate alkaloid precursors found in the opium poppy. Some of the most commonly prescribed opioid medications—Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet—are indicated for acute pain management. Opioids are highly addictive when abused, and because they depress the central nervous system (CNS) functioning and…

Does talcum powder cause cancer?

Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit.     Johnson & Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in a Missouri circuit court awarded…