Nevada Joins Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer

Nevada joined five other states, filing lawsuits, or expecting to file suits, accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales, fueling opioid overdose deaths. Attorney General Adam Laxalt alleges in a civil suit, Purdue Pharma minimized risks and overstated benefits of long-term use of narcotic opioids including OxyContin. Similar lawsuits are expected in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. Perdue denies the claims and will defend itself against the suits. Laxalt says Perdues deception lined the pockets of its owners, and led to the deaths and hospitalization of thousands of Nevadans.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…