Indivior shares plummet, Reckitt hurt on U.S. charges over opioid prescriptions

British drugmaker Indivior Plc lost nearly three-quarters of its share value on Wednesday and former parent Reckitt Benckiser also fell following U.S. criminal charges accusing Indivior of illegally increasing prescriptions for its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone.
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A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federal labor law
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By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening our long-term health.
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Addiction must be addressed as a health issue.  Our systems are ass-backwards. 
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Addiction and rehabilitation experts in the UK said the packaging and price tags as low as £1 lead people to believe the canned cocktails don't contain as much alcohol as they do.
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Was an international student graduated from ohio state with an Electrical engineering degree and minor in Math, 2.98 GPA. Joined the Army and was naturalized as a citizen. Stationed in Hawaii as a psych tech for 5 yrs, did inpatient psych and outpatient addictions medicine. currently 29 yrs old. Completed all prereq in U hawaii ( + some random classes =overall 70 credit hrs), c3.95 GPA. s3.98GPA. (taking random art and japanese classes this semester basically to get BAH from GI Bill)... Which state should I move to? TX or OH? Army vet
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Juul founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees, who were named to the 2019 TIME 100 list, called vaping’s potential for helping adult smokers ditch combustible cigarettes “one of the greatest opportunities for public health in the history of mankind” at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday. Juul has dominated the e-cigarette market with its sleek devices, which deliver nicotine without many of the harmful, cancer-causing substances in combustible cigarettes. But while the devices are designed to give adult smokers an alternative to cigarettes, Juul and other brands have developed a massive following among teenagers &...
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(University of California - San Diego) University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers and collaborators describe a new set of 'rules' that predict how the tissue of origin influences critical aspects of the genetic makeup of tumors, with potentially important therapeutic implications.
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Authors: Thomas D Abstract In addition to public health measures that need to be strongly supported politically, smoking is also a major medical issue. Tobacco dependence is a chronic disease, and, given its extremely addictive nature, treatment for tobacco dependence must be addressed actively by all health professionals. Because smoking is a major contributor to many of the pathologies their specialties address, cardiologists and pulmonologists must be at the forefront of this care. In this review we analyse the current state of smoking cessation treatment and its inadequacies, the limiting impact that doctors' o...
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The charges against the wholesaler, Rochester Drug Cooperative, and two of its former executives marked a new tactic for prosecutors in tackling the epidemic of addiction to prescription painkillers.
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An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addictive nature of opioids to doctors while pressuring sales reps.
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