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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty To 3 Opioid Criminal Charges

Suzette Gomez ❘

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to 3 opioid criminal charges on October 21, 2020 and pay $8.3 billion.

First Presidential Debate Includes Drug Use Claims, COVID-19, And Addiction

Hayley Hudson ❘

The 90 minute first presidential debate discussed America’s current economy that has been impacted by COVID-19, as well as claims of drug use.

Broken Homes and Spirits: Examining Early Childhood Adversity

Krystina Murray ❘

Early child adversity can contribute to childhood traumas. In response, the child could experiment with drug abuse as a coping mechanism.

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Hayley Hudson ❘

Several Ohio counties have filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical retailers on the grounds that the companies supplemented the opioid epidemic.

Coronavirus News: What Are Addiction Treatment Centers Doing?

Hayley Hudson ❘

Addiction treatment centers around the United States are changing in ways they operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect staff and patients.

COVID-19 Is Causing People To Relapse

Hayley Hudson ❘

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing some individuals who are recovering from a substance use disorder to relapse, but friends and family can help.

Medicaid Coverage Expansion Leads To Less Opioid Deaths

Hayley Hudson ❘

A 2020 study found that expanding Medicaid coverage resulted in less opioid overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids.

COVID-19 And Illicit Drugs In The US

Michael Muldoon ❘

The current pandemic is putting pressure on all parts of society. As COVID-19 spreads further, the use of illicit drugs is beginning to wane.

Opioid Treatment Medications During COVID-19

Hayley Hudson ❘

Addiction treatment centers providing opioid treatment programs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with new guidelines.

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