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May 28, 2019

Nation's first opioid trial could set precedent for massive pharma payouts

A trial kicking off in Norman, Oklahoma, on Tuesday will provide an unprecedented examination of how the country spiraled into a devastating opioid epidemic — and could indicate to what degree drug companies accused of fueling the crisis will be held responsible in hundreds of other lawsuits still pending across the country.
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May 27, 2019

Cities And States Look To Big Pharma To Cover Costs Of The Opioid Epidemic

As pharmaceutical companies prepare to square off with states and local communities in courts around the U.S., a growing number of state and local officials say the industry should pay to cover the cost of the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.
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May 25, 2019

As Opioids Fuel Growing Female Prison Population, Ohio Tries Alternative Treatment

Ohio's growing female prison population can be tied to drugs and addiction. Officials want to stop the cycle. One program helps women get at the root of their problems to help them change.
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May 13, 2019

Treatment for Opioid Addiction, With No Strings Attached

By the time Ron Clark walked into Dr. Erin Zerbo’s Newark, New Jersey, addiction clinic, he had already been kicked out of two other treatment programs.
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May 4, 2019

Amid America's opioid crisis, deaths from stimulants are steadily rising

Headlines about America's drug crisis have long centered on opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. But a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a more complicated picture of the drug crisis.
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May 2, 2019

Opioid Executive John Kapoor Found Guilty In Landmark Bribery Case

A jury in Boston has found onetime billionaire and drug company executive John Kapoor and his four co-defendants guilty of a racketeering conspiracy. The verdict came Wednesday after 15 days of deliberation.
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May 2, 2019

Ohio's babies born exposed to opioids doing better thanks to new medical efforts

Ohio infants born exposed to opioids have better outcomes as a result of an initiative to improve their care in hospitals.
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April 28, 2019

Courthouse one-stop-shop aims to ease path to sobriety for opioid addicts

In what could be the first-of-its-kind courthouse-based program in Ohio, jail inmates upon release receive their initial shot of Vivitrol, a medication that reduces cravings and blocks brain receptors from feeling opioids’ effects, in Franklin County Municipal Court.
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