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Federal agents raid Miami-area pharmacy as part of opioid prescription crackdown

Reuters
MIRAMAR/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Federal law enforcement agents raided a Miami-area pharmacy on Tuesday after investigators uncovered evidence the establishment might be operating the largest opioid pill mill in Florida, according to a source familiar with the investigation. A videographer and a Reuters photographer on Tuesday witnessed more than......

Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid crisis, judge rules

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Judge rules Walgreens contributed to San Francisco’s opioid crisis 00:38 San Francisco — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without......

Teva reaches $4.25B deal to settle opioid lawsuits

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Julia Mueller The pharmaceutical company Teva has reached a $4.25 billion nationwide settlement, potentially resolving thousands of lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis. The money will go primarily to state and local governments, pending agreement from......

Highland Park Mass Shooting, WV Opioid Case, Investigation Into Journalist Killing : Up First

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NPR Six people were killed and dozens injured in a mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, IL. A federal judge ruled in favor of drug companies in a landmark opioid case in WV. And US officials say the investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh,......

Federal judge rules in favor of pharmaceutical companies in West Virginia opioid case

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jared Gans A federal judge ruled in favor of three drug companies on Monday in a lawsuit accusing them of being responsible for the opioid epidemic in certain communities in West Virginia.  Judge David Faber rejected arguments from the......

U.S. drug distributors prevail in $2.5 bln West Virginia opioid case

Reuters
Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 4 (Reuters) – Major U.S. drug distributors McKesson Corp (MCK.N), AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N) and Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N) are not responsible for fueling......

Justice Department charges 12 medical professionals for allegedly fueling the opioid epidemic in Appalachian region

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Over a dozen defendants across eight federal districts have been charged in connection with the illegal prescription and distribution of 5.1 million opioid pills, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.  The various law enforcement actions were the result of......

Opioid distributors reach $518 million settlement with Washington state

Reuters
May 3 (Reuters) – Washington has reached a $518 million settlement with drug distributors McKesson Corp (MCK.N), AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N) and Cardinal Health (CAH.N), ending a months-long trial over the companies’ alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic in the state, the three companies announced on Tuesday. McKesson will pay......

J&J settles West Virginia opioid litigation for $99 mln

Reuters
April 18 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Monday it agreed to pay $99 million to settle claims by West Virginia that it helped fuel an opioid addiction crisis in the state, removing the company from an ongoing trial that began earlier this month. West Virginia is still......

McKinsey consulted on opioids for the FDA — and also with opioid makers, report claims

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 20 employees from consulting firm McKinsey worked for the U.S. government on issues related to the opioid epidemic while also doing the same type of consulting for major opioid makers like Purdue Pharma, according to a new......

Neowithdrawal Training and Technology to Assist Parents and Newborns Affected by Opioid Crisis

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 SPOKANE, Wash. – April 7, 2022 – — Managed Health Connections, LLC announces the launch of our Neowithdrawal mobile technology platform providing Eat, Sleep and Console (ESC) Education Course and Bedside Decision Support. The Neowithdrawal technology provides expanded access to support clinicians and parents providing care for infants diagnosed with......

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