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Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis – New York Post

Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday. Pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, WalMart and Rite Aid — which are also being sued over the epidemic by two counties… Read More »

Experts Fear Flame Retardants Are Triggering a Health Crisis

As discussed in this short video by Green Science Policy Institute, flame retardants are one of the six classes or families of chemicals that are found in consumer products and negatively affect health. The classes of concern include highly fluorinated products, antimicrobials, bisphenols and phthalates, some solvents, specific metals and flame retardants. One simple and… Read More »

Pharmacy chains face October 2020 trial over their role in the opioid crisis – The Washington Post

Seeking to kick-start the sprawling nationwide opioid litigation, a federal judge on Tuesday scheduled a trial against major pharmacy chains for next October and proposed sending three other cases back to other federal courts where they originated. Judge Dan Aaron Polster, the Ohio federal judge in charge of the nearly 2,500 lawsuits filed against the… Read More »

Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

A first-of-its-kind review and meta-analysis of specialized literature suggests that mind-body therapies, such as meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, can help ease physical pain and prevent the development of opioid use disorder. Share on PinterestMeditation and other mind-body therapies could help relieve pain and reduce opioid use, according to a new review. Opioids are a… Read More »