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By Juliet Williams, Associated Press
A CDC report finds overdose deaths rose significantly for people of color from 2019 to 2020. The synthetic opioid fentanyl is largely to blame, combined with a disruption in treatment and prevention programs during the pandemic. Dr. Edwin Chapman, who…
News Wrap: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf acknowledged failings by his agency in the baby formula shortage, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would not trade land for peace with Russia, the U.S. and allies South Korea…
New CDC data released Wednesday indicates that deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. reached a record-high last year. More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, the highest annual death toll ever recorded. Deaths from fentanyl, methamphetamine…
By Geoff Bennett, Dorothy Hastings
Opening arguments have taken place in a West Virginia lawsuit accusing several drugmakers of misrepresenting the risks and benefits of opioids.
By John Raby, Associated Press
By Geoff Mulvihill, John Seewer, Associated Press
The deal reached Thursday would require members of the Sackler family who own the drugmaker to pay as much as $6 billion in cash. That's at least $1 billion more than previously agreed on.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Olympic organizers in China say COVID infections are within an expected range ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies, drugmaker Johnson and Johnson and three leading drug distributors have agreed to pay $590 million to American Indian…
By Laura Santhanam
The Biden administration has embraced harm reduction strategies to prevent more people from fatally overdosing. But in order to avoid further catastrophic losses, public health experts say more bold strategies must be pursued.
By William Brangham, Courtney Norris
Experts link a record number of overdoses this year from black market opioids back to the original marketing and distribution of legal opioids made by Purdue Pharma, the company owned by the Sackler family that made OxyContin. Last week, a…
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz, Leah Nagy
Since last spring, more than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses — many caused by the opioid, fentanyl. Officials are searching for solutions to try to save lives, including setting up authorized centers where people can use illegal drugs…
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