This article talks about the maker of oxycontin and how they “will no longer market the drug to doctors.” The company was using deceptive marketing to sell to doctors. This article is credible because it was published in february of 2018
This article talks about how corporate greed adds to the opioid epidemic in maine. Attorney lee states “the lawsuit alleges that the companies orchestrated a campaign of fraud and misinformation about the addictive qualities of opioids. This source is credible because it is a .org website and was published last month.
This article talks about opioid related deaths in maine.” Maine is among the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths,” so clearly there's a problem. It talks about how maine compares to the rest of the states in deaths, and maine is double the national average. This source is credible because it is a .gov site.
This article talks about how the major way fentanyl is getting to the us, is by mail. The chicago border protection director stated, "I think we do our best to catch as much as we can," but others don't think they do enough. There are people who are pushing the stop act, which would require international senders to add their names and addresses which would make it alot easier to track where the opiods are coming from. This is a credible source because it was posted the day I read it and it is a .org website.
This article talks about the opioid prescription problem in Maine and the decrease in prescription of them.It talks about how from 2013 to 2017, the percentage of opioids being prescribed dropped 32 percent.“The law was a big factor,” states Gordon Smith, and he shows how the reform of laws aided in the decrease in opioid prescriptions. This is a credible source because it was written in the last few months.