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The Genuine Expense Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Approximated $179 Billion In Simply 1 Year

The Genuine Expense Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Approximated $179 Billion...

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Paramedics in Portland, Maine, respond to a call for a heroin overdose. A new report estimates some $60 billion was spent on health care related to opioid addiction in 2018. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images Paramedics in Portland, Maine, respond to a call for a heroin…
The Genuine Expense Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Approximated $179 Billion In Simply One Year

The Genuine Expense Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Approximated $179 Billion...

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Paramedics in Portland, Maine, respond to a call for a heroin overdose. A new report estimates some $60 billion was spent on health care related to opioid addiction in 2018. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images Paramedics in Portland, Maine, respond to a call for a heroin…
Some Medical Facilities Take Legal Action Against Opioid Makers For Expenses Of Dealing With Uninsured For Dependency

Some Medical Facilities Take Legal Action Against Opioid Makers For Expenses...

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The Bristol Regional Medical Center, now part of Ballad Health, was among hundreds of hospitals that have joined lawsuits against opioid makers. Earl Neikirk hide caption toggle caption Earl Neikirk The Bristol Regional Medical Center, now part of Ballad Health, was among hundreds of hospitals that have joined lawsuits against opioid makers. Earl Neikirk While…
In Opioid Settlement, Johnson & & Johnson Accepts Pay Ohio Counties $20 Million

In Opioid Settlement, Johnson & & Johnson Accepts Pay Ohio Counties...

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Akron fire medic Paul Drouhard shows a box containing naloxone hydrochloride, a drug carried in all their department emergency response vehicles to treat opioid overdose patients. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption toggle caption Keith Srakocic/AP Akron fire medic Paul Drouhard shows a box containing naloxone hydrochloride, a drug carried in all their department emergency response vehicles…
130 Americans pass away every day from opioid overdoses. Specialists are asking why a lifesaving treatment isn’t extensively offered without a prescription.

130 Americans pass away every day from opioid overdoses. Specialists are...

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An opioid overdose kills 130 Americans each day, on average. So why isn't the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, which is a prescription medication, as widely available as over-the-counter products like Advil and Plan B? That's a question experts have been asking for years, and they're asking it again now that the US Food and Drug…
As Drugmakers Face Opioid Claims, Some Ask: Why Not Criminal Charges Too?

As Drugmakers Face Opioid Claims, Some Ask: Why Not Criminal Charges...

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Purdue Pharma's headquarters in Stamford, Conn., seen earlier this month. The OxyContin manufacturer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but some want the company's owners to face criminal charges over the opioid crisis. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images Purdue Pharma's headquarters in Stamford, Conn., seen earlier this month. The OxyContin…
Opioid maker Purdue Pharma’s personal bankruptcy filing shines an unusual light on a system slammed for raising United States drug costs

Opioid maker Purdue Pharma’s personal bankruptcy filing shines an unusual light...

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma recently filed for bankruptcy as part of a settlement agreement being worked out over the company's role in the US's prolonged and deadly opioid crisis. The bankruptcy filing provides a rare peek behind the curtain of the privately held company's business affairs. It also speaks to the complexity of the US…
What An Opioid Settlement Would Mean For Treatment

What An Opioid Settlement Would Mean For Treatment

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Laura Jones, who runs a free clinic in West Virginia, about what a settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family would mean for programs like hers.
A Take a look at The Expenses From The Opioid Epidemic

A Take a look at The Expenses From The Opioid Epidemic

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A massive suit against the opioid industry could cost them more than $10 billion. But, is that enough money to cover the costs of overdose deaths, treatment programs and more?
Oklahoma wins opioid case versus Johnson & & Johnson, gets small payment

Oklahoma wins opioid case versus Johnson & & Johnson, gets small...

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Enlarge / IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 26: A sign is posted at the Johnson & Johnson campus on August 26, 2019 in Irvine, California. A judge has ordered the company to pay $572 million in connection with the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) A state judge in Oklahoma ruled for the…

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