Sesame Street is introducing a new initiative to support children affected by parental addiction. The initiative features a Muppet named Karli, whose mother struggles with addiction, The Washington Post reports.
Johnson & Johnson announced it has reached a $20.4 million settlement with two Ohio counties ahead of a huge federal trial to determine responsibility for the opioid crisis, The Washington Post reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of vaping-related injuries continues to increase, and has surpassed the previously reported estimate of 530, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is “no more than a stopgap for local and state governments,” which will continue to face costs related to the opioid crisis that far exceed the agreed upon amounts, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week it has activated its Emergency Operations Center to increase support for the investigation into hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses associated with vaping.
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.