Article Category: Legal

Four States To Receive Millions In Opioid Settlements

Carmen McCrackin ❘

Over the past 2 weeks, Alabama, Central New York, West Virginia, and California have received Opioid settlements tallying up to $390 million.

Will E-Cigarettes Be Banned Under New Regulations?

Carmen McCrackin ❘

A new FDA policy can now regulate the sale of synthetic Nicotine, which may have a seismic effect on producers and consumers of e-cigarettes.

Florida Vs Pharmacies: Fueling The Opioid Crisis?

Hannah Zwemer ❘

Roughly 39,000 Florida residents have died due to Opioids over the past 20 years. Walgreens is next on the list of the state's prosecutions.

J&J $26 Billion Opioid Settlement Finalized

Carmen McCrackin ❘

Johnson & Johnson and 3 major drug distributors will foot the bill of a $26 billion settlement to help rebuild Opioid-stricken communities.

CDC Releases New Opioid Prescription Guidelines

Emily Murray ❘

After much criticism for previous guidelines, the CDC has proposed new recommendations for prescribing Opioids for pain relief.

New York To Implement Harm Reduction Vending Machines

Emily Murray ❘

This year New York City will begin testing a new public health service throughout the city: harm reduction vending machines

Pregnant Women Facing Incarceration For Drug Abuse

Hannah Zwemer ❘

Women in Oklahoma are facing incarceration for drug abuse during their pregnancy. One woman's case sparked outrage.

Holdout State Joins Johnson & Johnson Settlement

William Henken ❘

Nevada has backed a multibillion-dollar Opioid settlement. The implications are big. Drug companies are in hot water; payouts may arrive soon.

$4.5 Billion Purdue Pharmaceutical Bankruptcy Settlement Overturned

Carmen McCrackin ❘

Purdue Pharmaceutical's $4.5 billion bankruptcy settlement was overturned on Thursday after being approved last September.

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