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Drug Companies Reach $215 Million Settlement to Avoid Trial over their Role in Deadly Opioid Addiction Crisis

A major pharmaceutical company and three of the biggest drug distributors in the U.S. have reached a $260 million settlement with two counties in...

Four Drug Companies Reach Legal Settlement over their Role in Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Four drug companies reached a last-minute legal settlement over their role in the opioid addiction epidemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp, Cardinal...

Opioid Settlement Talks Broaden ahead of First Federal Trial over Crisis

Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation’s opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first...

Oklahoma State Judge Fines Johnson & Johnson $572 Million in Damages to State for Fueling its Opioid Crisis

An Oklahoma state judge has ordered U.S. drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in damages to the state for fueling its...

Scientists Peek into Brains of Opioid Users as They Try to Quit

Lying inside a scanner, the patient watched as pictures appeared one by one: A bicycle. A cupcake. Heroin. Outside, researchers tracked her brain's reactions...

UN: Synthetic Opioid Use Booming as Tramadol Crisis Emerges in Africa

Synthetic opioid use is booming, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a worldwide drug report that showed deaths in the United States from...

UN Report: 30% Increase in Drug Usage, 35 Million Suffering from Disorders

The United Nation's latest report on drug use revealed a 30 per cent increase on 2009 with regards to the consumption of narcotics with...

Children of Opioid Users have High Risk of Attempting Suicide: Study

The U.S. opioid crisis is taking a toll on children of users as a study published on Wednesday showed they were more likely to...

Founder of Drug Company Convicts in Case Tied to US Opioid Crisis

The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. on Thursday became the highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be convicted in a case tied to the U.S. opioid...

Research Reveals, Cancer Patients Are More Likely To Use Marijuana

Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal CANCER, indicate 40.3 per...

China Adding Fentanyl-Related Compounds to its List of Controlled Substances

China said Monday it is adding all fentanyl-related compounds to its list of controlled substances, beginning May 1. U.S. officials have long campaigned for the...

New Blood Test For Pain May Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

A one-of-its-kind blood test to measure pain in patients could open the door to precision medicine and help stem the tide of the opioid...

To Fight The U.S. Opioid Epidemic, Bloomberg Donates $50Mn

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the...

Naltrexone and the Opioid Epidemic

Naltrexone is a medication used to treat alcohol and opioid addiction. It’s commonly prescribed and sold under the brand names Revia or Vivitrol. The...

Opioid Use Linked To Increased Risk of Falls, Death In Older Adults

Older adults who use opioids for pain relief may be at an increased risk of falling as well as deaths, according to researchers. Falls are...

US Opioid Crisis : Deaths in 2016 from Drug Overdose ‘Highest in American History’, Says US Attorney General

Washington, September 22, 2017 : U.S. deaths from drug overdose set a record of more than 64,000 in 2016, driven by an intractable opioid crisis,...

Opioid Epidemic: Drug Overdose Alone Killed More Americans than 3 Wars Combined

  Death toll due to drug overdoses in America is at the peak with more 50,-000 deaths in the last year Drug overdose is...

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