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Teva Pharmaceuticals Agrees To $85 Million Settlement With Oklahoma In Opioid Case

LakeArrowhead (#1) 22 days ago US News teva pharmaceuticals agrees 85 million settlement oklahoma opioid case All https://www.npr.org   Discuss  | Add To 
Oklahoma's attorney general had filed a lawsuit against the Israel-based company for its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis.
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600 groups sue Sackler family over opioid crisis

LakeArrowhead (#1) 85 days ago US News 600 groups sue sackler family opioid crisis All https://www.upi.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Hundreds of cities, counties and Native American tribes filed a lawsuit against members of the Sackler family for creating the opioid crisis.
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The true cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, White House says

LakeArrowhead (#1) 574 days ago US News true cost opioid epidemic tops 500 billion white house All https://www.cnbc.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars.
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Studies Suggest Cautious Optimism About Declines In Teen Opioid Use

LakeArrowhead (#1) 819 days ago US News studies suggest cautious optimism declines teen opioid All http://www.npr.org   Discuss  | Add To 
A pair of long-term studies found fewer children and teenagers are coming in contact with opioids, and that hospitalizations from the drugs are down. The same is not true for adults.
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The Call-In: The Opioid Epidemic And How Opioids Have Affected Your Lives

LakeArrowhead (#1) 841 days ago US News call-in opioid epidemic opioids affected lives All http://www.npr.org   Discuss  | Add To 
The opioid epidemic is growing. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jim Barnum, whose brother died after an opioid addiction and Chuck Rosenberg, acting administrator of the DEA.
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Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

LakeArrowhead (#1) 847 days ago Science majority opioid medications safely stored homes children survey finds All https://www.sciencedaily.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study finds.
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Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

LakeArrowhead (#1) 847 days ago Science majority opioid medications safely stored homes children survey finds All https://www.sciencedaily.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study finds.
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Fentanyl Is the Latest Opioid Threat to Our Health

LakeArrowhead (#1) 866 days ago World News fentanyl latest opioid threat health All http://www.usnews.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The opioid's easy availability and high toxicity are contributing to American overdose deaths.
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How Cities Can Combat the Opioid Drug Epidemic

LakeArrowhead (#1) 866 days ago World News cities combat opioid drug epidemic All http://www.usnews.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Educate local leaders on how to help communities recover from the drug epidemic.
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American effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions for veterans, study finds

LakeArrowhead (#1) 888 days ago Science american effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions veterans study finds All https://www.sciencedaily.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds. Over a two-year period, high-dose opioid prescribing declined by 16 percent, and very-high-dose opioid prescribing dropped by 24 percent. The number of patients receiving both opioids and sedatives, which can be lethal when combined, dropped by 21 percent.

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