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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement worth billions of dollars to resolve thousands of lawsuits brought by state and local governments who sued the drug company for its role in the opioid epidemic.
Medication used to treat opioid addiction can be helpful for teens who misuse opioids, a new study suggests. Until now, the evidence for the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment in teens has been unclear, HealthDay reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating at least 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping. Teens and young adults should not use e-cigarette products, the agency said.
Companies that make fruity and candy-flavored pods compatible with Juul devices are seeing big increases in sales, after Juul Labs stopped selling most of its flavored nicotine pods under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, The New York Times reports.