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Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a health plan intended to provide a more moderate alternative to his competitors’ “Medicare for All” plans. It would build on the Affordable Care Act but would go much further. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this, plus Planned Parenthood’s very bad week, the U.S. House vote to repeal the health law’s “Cadillac tax” on...
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Viewpoints: Safe-Store Practices For Guns Would End Many Tragic, Unintentional Shootings; States Need To Ensure Opioid Settlements Go Toward Public Health

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these and other public health...
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Medical Marijuana Won't Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Jul 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Medical Marijuana Won't Help Ease Opioid Crisis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to...
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Opioid Epidemic Doubled Number of U.S. Kids Sent to Foster Care

Jul 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Epidemic Doubled Number of U.S. Kids Sent to Foster CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2019 12:00:00...
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‘Dope Refugees’ Flock To New York City’s Transit Hubs In Search Of A Better Life

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say the swelling number of users around the transit hubs is in part because they can find more tolerance and support in New York City than in their hometowns, as well as greater access to services such as syringe exchanges. Meanwhile, the country's foster system is being strained beneath the weight of the drug epidemic. Other news on the opioid crisis comes out of Maryland and...
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J&J vows to defend itself in talc, opioid lawsuits

Jul 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer and...
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Johnson & Johnson falls despite 42% profit spike amid talc, opioid litigation fears

Jul 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Johnson & Johnson shares fell 1% Tuesday despite the company posting a 42% profit spike amid concerns about lawsuits the company faces regarding its talc-based baby powder and its alleged role in the opioid...
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Kids Sent to Foster Care Doubles Due to Opioids

Jul 17, 2019 , WebMD
The number of kids placed in foster care in the United States due to parental drug use has more than doubled over the past two decades, rising to nearly 96,700 in 2017 from about 39,100 in...
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‘Cunning, Cynical And Deceitful’: Sparks Fly In Closing Arguments Of Closely Watched Johnson & Johnson Opioid Trial

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The six-week trial was the first of many lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies over what role they played in the opioid epidemic, and the outcome is expected to set the bar for the ones that follow. The judge says he anticipates taking about a month to reach a decision in the...
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Opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic, Oklahoma argues at trial's end

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis....
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Teens' Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin

Jul 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Teens' Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to HeroinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Indivior loses appeal to block generic Suboxone opioid treatments

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
A divided federal appeals court on Friday ruled against Indivior Plc in its bid to stop Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and Alvogen from selling generic versions of its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone film that infringed its patents....
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Viewpoints: Failure To Take Care Of Children In Detention Centers Is A National Disgrace; Opioid Epidemic Requires Effective Addiction Treatment Not Just Temporary Fixes

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and...
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Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Opioid users who get treatment for their drug dependency are less likely to have police encounters or to be charged with crimes, an Australian study suggests....
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Baltimore Is Ground Zero For Failing War Against Drugs, City’s Attorney Tells U.S. House Panel On Crimes

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Attorney Marilyn Mosby also cited discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws that has harmed black communities and called for the government to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. News on the drug and opioid epidemics looks at: Ohio's strategies to combat addiction; U.S. wins $1.4 billion settlement with Reckitt; seriously ill patients who genuinely need opioids; Medicare's progress on treating addiction; Narcan training for Phoenix police force; and clean teens in New...
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Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun out of the company carried out an illegal scheme to boost sales of an opioid addiction treatment....
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Fed chief Powell says the economic impact of the opioid crisis is 'quite substantial'

Jul 11, 2019 , CNBC Health
"An extraordinary number of people are taking opioids in one form or another," says Powell, during testimony before the House Financial Services...
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What Does Quitting Opioids Actually Look Like Inside The Brain?

Jul 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists hope that studying the way the brain reacts during and after addiction will help them develop best practices for getting people to quit. In other news on the epidemic: debates about what to do with fentanyl; medication-assisted treatment; a decrease in opioid deaths; and...
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