Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the opioid crisis and learn about the epidemic of addiction to painkillers.
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Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement on Monday over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, striking a deal with two Ohio counties to avert the first federal trial over the crisis.
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Teva and three drug distributors in last-minute settlementFirms were to be accused of profiting from addiction and deathFour major pharmaceutical companies agreed to a multimillion-dollar payout over the US opioid epidemic on Monday, hours before a landmark federal trial in which they were facing accusations of a conspiracy to profit from addiction and death.Related:Why were millions of opioid pills sent to a West Virginia town of 3,000?Continue reading...
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On Monday, two Ohio counties reached a last-minute settlement with four companies they accused of fueling the nationwide opioid epidemic. The counties were seeking billions of dollars to cover the cost of addiction treatment programs, healthcare and other services.
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Four drug companies reached a last-minute legal settlement over their role in the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Jack E. Henningfield, Judy B. Ashworth, Karen K. Gerlach, Bernie Simone, Sidney H. SchnollAbstractPain and addiction are complex disorders with many commonalities. Beneficial outcomes for both disorders can be achieved through similar principles such as individualized medication selection and dosing, comprehensive multi-modal therapies, and judicious modification of treatment as indicated by the patient's status. This is implicit in the term “medication assisted treatment” (MAT) for opioid use disorders (OUD), and is equally...
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(Natural News) There is growing and bipartisan alarm among Americans about the “bad acts” of Big Tech companies. For far too long, Big Tech has gotten away with profiting from human trafficking, revenge-porn, the opioid epidemic and drug addiction, terrorism, and other forms of human misery, while engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses, and anticompetitive conduct. (Article by Mike Davis...
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(WASHINGTON) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public’s “lack of trust” in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company’s latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes. Juul, the best-selling e-cigarette brand in the U.S., has been besieged by scrutiny, including multiple investigations by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration and several state attorneys general. The company is also being sued by adults and underage Juul u...
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US Rep Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced a bill on Monday that would allow no more than 20 milligrams per milliliter in the liquid pods that are used in e-cigarettes.
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Two public school districts on Monday sued Juul Labs Inc, accusing the company of endangering their students and draining their resources by marketing its addictive e-cigarettes to teenagers.
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Specialist drug treatment centres are one way to tackle the problem of a 'hidden epidemic' of people dependent on prescription pills. Drugs such as opioid painkillers can be addictive.
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