By Chris HedgesThe latest in the ongoing saga over the opioid crisis is finally over.
As of Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final decision on a ban on the opioid OxyContin.
The drug is the most popular opioid on the market, and it’s been blamed for hundreds of deaths.
But it’s also been blamed in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
The FDA said that the drugs had been deemed “probably carcinogenic,” which means that there is a good chance that they are causing cancer.
The decision comes in the wake of a year-long investigation by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) into the drug’s toxicity, which the FDA determined was due to abuse, addiction, and the misuse of the drug.CSPIs report found that, as of April 30, 2017, nearly 1 million people in the U,S.
had died as a result of prescription opioid overdoses, and that more than 9 million of those deaths had been caused by OxyContin, which has been blamed by the government for at least 1,000 deaths and is responsible for the deaths in the US of more than 1,800 people a day.
According to the report, the problem of the opioid epidemic has not been addressed by the FDA, but by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which has spent more than $200 million to combat the drug and its abuse.
Cases involving OxyContin have increased dramatically, the report said.
In the last year, the DEA reported at least 5,400 deaths from the drug, including at least 17 deaths due to OxyContin abuse.
The report also found that in April 2018, the CDC reported that over 5,800 new cases of severe opioid-related pain were reported each day.
Citing a study from the University of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the authors wrote that, for the first time, the death toll from opioid overdose was significantly higher among black and Hispanic women than among white women, even after controlling for income and race.
The authors said that while it’s possible that black women might have suffered more deaths due the drug abuse, it’s more likely that the opioid abuse was causing the deaths.
In addition, the study found that the increase in opioid-associated deaths among women was even more pronounced in rural communities.
According the report:The DEA’s decision to ban OxyContin did not prevent deaths from abuse of other opioids, including fentanyl, codeine, and heroin.
The agency cited the increase of deaths from heroin and fentanyl as evidence of the danger of the drugs.
While it’s difficult to know exactly how many people died from the misuse and abuse of OxyContin as a whole, the number of deaths caused by the drug in 2016 was more than 4,000, according to a government report.
In a statement, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) said that despite the FDA’s findings, it remains a serious public health problem.
“As a result, the FDA has taken additional action to reduce the number and severity of deaths that result from opioid abuse, including the ban of Oxycontin,” the CDC said.
“Additionally, the agency continues to work with Congress to provide the funding to address the epidemic.”
The CDC’s statement concluded by saying that “the opioid crisis continues to affect thousands of Americans, including millions of African Americans, Hispanics, and other communities of color.”