Rising heart infections tied to U.S. opioid epidemic

(Reuters Health) - As the opioid epidemic continues in the U.S., more cases of an infection that damages the heart are being seen, researchers say.
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Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): María del Valle Rafo, Juan Pablo AparicioAbstractNetwork models for disease transmission and dynamics are popular because they are among the simplest agent-based models. Highly heterogeneous populations (in the number of contacts) may be modeled by networks with long-tailed degree distributions for which the variance is much greater than the mean degree. An example is given by scale-free networks where the degree distribution follows a power law. In these type of networks there is not a typical degree. Some nodes may h...
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Publication date: Available online 21 October 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Sanchit Maruti, Isabelle Desjardins, Courtney L. Bagge, Robert R. AlthoffAbstractNationwide, the opioid epidemic continues to have a significant and widespread adverse impact on morbidity and mortality. The number of individuals dying by suicide and unintentional overdose has continued to increase over the past decade, with opioids being involved in a significant proportion of each category of mortality in 2017. Currently, most strategies for decreasing opioid-overdose deaths do not include systematic screening for suicide risk, nor do ...
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Four state attorney generals said Monday they have reached what they are calling the framework for a $48 billion agreement with three wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and two pharmaceutical companies to settle litigation tied to the country's opioid abuse epidemic. The tentative agreement, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, was reached with Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson&Johnson, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) is…
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Four major drug companies reached a settlement, avoiding the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic. They're the first of nearly 3,000 plaintiffs, suing companies over drugs that have killed thousands of Americans. As Dean Reynolds reports, it's also putting tremendous pressure on foster families.
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Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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Four state attorney generals said Monday they have reached what they are calling the framework for a $48 billion agreement with three wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and two pharmaceutical companies to settle litigation tied to the country's opioid abuse epidemic. The tentative agreement, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, was reached with Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson&Johnson, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) is…
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Suresh K Pandey, Vidushi SharmaIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(11):1903-1905
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