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State and local governments get nearly $19 billion more in opioid lawsuit settlements

States and local governments will receive an additional $18.75 billion from pharmacy chains and drug manufacturers to settle lawsuits over their roles in flooding the country with painkillers — money meant to help communities still grappling with an unparalleled addiction and overdose crisis, attorneys announced.

Stars and Stripes - 4 hours ago

New Mexico reaches $500M settlement with Walgreens in opioid case

ABC News - 6 hours ago

Walgreens reaches $500 million deal with New Mexico over opioid crisis

Walgreens Boots Alliance has agreed to pay $500 million to New Mexico to settle claims that its pharmacies helped fuel opioid addiction in the state by failing to stop illegal pill sales, lawyers for the state announced on Friday.

Reuters - 13 hours ago

Dealer who led gang peddling heroin and crack cocaine made half a million pounds

WalesOnline - 15 hours ago

Better Living Through Ecstasy: Rachel Nuwer Makes the Case for MDMA Therapy

According to Rachel Nuwer's new book, MDMA is not dangerous when used properly and may change life as we know it for the better.

Miami New Times - 15 hours ago

Irish News -- Drugs found at Life Festival reveal concerns around high-strength ketamine, cocaine and MDMA - 19 hours ago

Teva concludes US nationwide opioid settlement - (Globes)

Times of Israel - 1 day ago

Teva to pay $193 million to Nevada in opioid case

YNET News - 1 day ago

Santa Clara County to expand substance use treatment, distribute naloxone with opioid settlement money

The Mercury News - 1 day ago

Boston-based drug ring is busted by the feds, allegedly trafficked fentanyl and crack cocaine from Massachusetts to New Hampshire

Boston Herald - 2 days ago

Indacloud - 25% Off and Get Some Free THC Gummies Too -- Treat yourself to Indacloud's nostalgic edibles and dispensary-grade THC products.

Gizmodo - 2 days ago

S.F. drug dealer gets 6 years after fentanyl-laced cocaine causes man's death

San Francisco Chronicle - 3 days ago

An Appeals Court Gave the Sacklers Legal Immunity. Here’s What the Ruling Means.

New York Times - 5 days ago

Australia seizes 800kg of cocaine worth $210m from cargo ship

Independent UK - 7 days ago

U.S. ruling gives Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, immunity from opioid lawsuits | CBC News

The Sackler family, the wealthy owners of Purdue Pharma, will be shielded from future lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic under a plan approved by a U.S. federal appeals court.

CBC News - 9 days ago

Using Machine Learning, Rohit Dixit Identifies Most Fatal Opioid Drug Interactions To Save Lives

International Business Times - 9 days ago

New UMD School of Medicine institute aims to change addiction treatment and prevention

As the toll of America’s opioid epidemic continues to mount, the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced the Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine, where researchers, substance use disorder specialists and doctors will work together to change the way addiction is treated, prevented and studied.

The Baltimore Sun - 9 days ago

Purdue Pharma can protect Sackler owners in opioid bankruptcy, court rules

Bankrupt OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma can shield its owners, members of the wealthy Sackler family, from opioid lawsuits in exchange for a $6 billion contribution to the company's broader bankruptcy settlement, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Reuters - 10 days ago

DEA revokes license of drug distributor over opioid crisis failures

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration stripped one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors of its license to sell painkillers.

Los Angeles Times - 14 days ago

A Rural County's Choice: Use Opioid Funds to Pay Off Debt, or Pay Them Forward to Curb Crisis

Kaiser Health News - 24 days ago

$103 Million Worth of Cocaine in Homemade Submarine Seized by Colombian Navy

Inside Edition - 25 days ago

$50 Billion in Opioid Settlement Cash Is on the Way. We're Tracking How It's Spent.

Kaiser Health News - 1 month ago

Attorneys General in 37 States Urge Insurance Industry to Do More to Curb Opioid Epidemic

They want insurers to re-examine coverage policies that, as ProPublica and The New York Times reported Sunday, may be driving patients toward addictive painkillers.

ProPublica - 3 months ago

Inside Purdue Pharma’s Media Playbook: How It Planted the Opioid “Anti-Story”

OxyContin’s makers delayed the reckoning for their role in the opioid crisis by funding think tanks, placing friendly experts on leading outlets, and deterring or challenging negative coverage.

ProPublica - 1 year ago

New Documents Show How Drug Companies Targeted Doctors to Increase Opioid Prescriptions

A trove of documents published as part of a legal settlement offers an unvarnished look inside the financial relationships between pharmaceutical companies and the medical community — from the perspective of drug companies themselves.

ProPublica - 1 year ago

I've seen the ruined lives behind the cocaine habits of the dinner party set who love to brag about their ethical values, writes HARRIET SERGEANT

Daily Mail - 1 year ago

Heroin addict babies, leeches, dodgy spivs? Come on, nurse - it's meant to be Christmas!

Daily Mail - 1 year ago

4 Olympic Games staffers from U.S. and U.K. arrested for using cocaine

Tokyo Reporter - 1 year ago

We Are Releasing the Full Video of Richard Sackler's Testimony About Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Crisis

ProPublica - 1 year ago

Opioid Overdoses Keep Surging in Chicago, Killing Black People on the West Side

ProPublica - 2 years ago

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

ProPublica - 3 years ago

Senator Calls on Insurers to Improve Access to Non-Opioid Pain Treatments

ProPublica - 3 years ago

Pressure Mounts on Insurance Companies to Consider Their Role in Opioid Epidemic

ProPublica - 3 years ago

Opioid Makers, Blamed for Overdose Epidemic, Cut Back on Marketing Payments to Doctors

ProPublica - 3 years ago

Watch Richard Sackler Deny His Family's Role in the Opioid Crisis

ProPublica - 3 years ago

How Has the "Crack Cocaine of Gambling" Affected Illinois? The State Hasn't Bothered to Check.

ProPublica - 3 years ago