Opioids

Former LA Angels employee faces fentanyl charges in Tyler Skaggs death

Former LA Angels employee faces fentanyl charges in Tyler Skaggs death

5 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   3 articles

LOS ANGELES - A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with distributing fentanyl in connection with the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to the Los...
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Former L.A. Angels employee charged in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' fatal opioid overdose

5 hours ago   |   NBC News   |   3 articles

Former Angels employee Eric Kay was charged by federal authorities with "illegal possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance." Kay admitted to giving Skaggs...
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Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits

10 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against retail pharmacy chains claiming their opioid dispensing practices flooded communities with pain pills and were a a public nuisance...
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The Deadly Coronavirus Vaccine Gold Rush

12 hours ago   |   The New Republic

A return to normal life after the pandemic, which we can only hope will be better and more equitable than the one that preceded it, depends on the creation of a safe and...
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California doctor accused in opioid trafficking ring

California doctor accused in opioid trafficking ring

1 day ago   |   KCRA

A Southern California doctor is one of 10 people charged with selling opioid prescriptions for cash through medical clinics that authorities labeled as shams, federal...
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Melissa Etheridge candidly discusses losing her son to opioid addiction

1 day ago   |   NBC News

The 59-year-old singer is opening up about her experience coming to terms with her son's addiction and death.
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US pursues nearly $13B of claims in Purdue Pharma opioid probes, sources say

US pursues nearly $13B of claims in Purdue Pharma opioid probes, sources say

3 days ago   |   New York Post

NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors are pursuing possible penalties of nearly $13 billion to resolve investigations of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma after uncovering evidence of...
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Mallinckrodt crashes 34% after saying it might file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to opioid litigation

Mallinckrodt crashes 34% after saying it might file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to opioid litigation

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Mallinckrodt crashed as much as 34% on Tuesday after the pharmaceutical company said it was exploring the possibility of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to a number of...
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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

3 days ago   |   NY Times

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.
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The Coronavirus Is Blowing Up Our Best Response to the Opioid Crisis

9 days ago   |   The New Republic

On Mondays, Dr. Kimberly Sue would see patients at a syringe service program on the Lower East Side in New York, prescribing medications like buprenorphine that treat opioid...
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Joe Arpaio, pardoned by President Trump, loses bid to win back Arizona...

Joe Arpaio, pardoned by President Trump, loses bid to win back Arizona sheriff's post

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Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

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Police: Rape suspect, freed due to virus, kills accuser

Police: Rape suspect, freed due to virus, kills accuser

When the pandemic hit, his lawyers argued that he should be freed awaiting trial because the virus endangered inmates. Read more ...

Oprah teams up with Women's March founders to whitewash their reputations by...

Oprah teams up with Women's March founders to whitewash their reputations by piggybacking on Breonna Taylor killing

Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey has bankrolled 26 billboards in Louisville calling for the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor to be charged. Like too many “saying... Read more ...

Jerry Falwell Jr. will take ‘indefinite leave of absence' from Liberty...

Jerry Falwell Jr. will take ‘indefinite leave of absence' from Liberty University after viral photo

Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to take “an indefinite leave of absence” from his role as president of Liberty University after the release of a viral photo that showed him... Read more ...

Cubs' Friday game in St. Louis postponed after another Cardinals player...

Cubs' Friday game in St. Louis postponed after another Cardinals player tests positive for COVID-19

ST. LOUIS - Even with their COVID-19 positive tests on the roster and with staff, the Cardinals were still hoping to face the Cubs as scheduled this weekend in St. Louis. But... Read more ...

Plane skids off runway in India; 14 killed, more than 100 hurt

Plane skids off runway in India; 14 killed, more than 100 hurt

An Air India Express flight with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain in southern India. Police said at least 14 people were... Read more ...

Employee of convicted mastermind behind college admissions scandal to plead...

Employee of convicted mastermind behind college admissions scandal to plead guilty

A former employee of the man behind the college admissions scandal that rocked the nation last year has agreed to plead guilty. Read more ...

Haotong Li is surprise PGA Championship leader after scorching round

Haotong Li is surprise PGA Championship leader after scorching round

SAN FRANCISCO - Haotong Li is known for a few things. Being in contention at major championships isn't one of them. This despite the fact that the 25-year-old Chinese golfer... Read more ...