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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 »

Study shows that whites cause more pollution resulting in national crisis

  Black and Hispanic United States citizens are exposed to more air pollution that is caused by the consumer habits of their white counterparts, a study demonstrates. The findings of the study are referred to as “pollution inequity” and reflects 131,000 premature deaths each year, making it the biggest environmental health risk factor in the… Read More »

Ex-FDA chief McClellan says ‘structures’ weren’t in place to identify vaping crisis earlier

Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan told CNBC on Monday that the regulatory agency did not yet have the structures in place to identify the vaping epidemic among youths earlier. McClellan said former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, who left the office earlier this year, had tried over the last couple of years to put a more… Read More »

Purdue Pharma chair: Best way to fight opioid crisis is for OxyContin maker to stay in business

The chairman of Purdue Pharma’s board told CNBC on Monday that the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy and tentative deal to resolve massive opioid lawsuits were the “only way” to get help to victims of the crisis as quickly as possible. “We’re turning [the company] into a public trust organization,” Steve Miller said in an interview with… Read More »