Addiction

US sues Walmart over opioid crisis

The US Justice Department sued Walmart over its role in the opioid crisis on Tuesday, alleging the giant retailer wrongly filled prescriptions and worsened a public health disaster.

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Curtailed Christmas could be 'safest bet': WHO

The WHO said Monday that avoiding family gatherings would be "the safest bet" over Christmas, insisting there is no zero-risk option for traditional holiday merry-making during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Greece faces new virus lockdown from Saturday

Greece will go back into lockdown from Saturday for three weeks to battle a second wave of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

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France weighs new national lockdown to contain virus flare-up

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to announce tough new restrictions on Tuesday to halt a flare-up in COVID-19 cases, with a month-long national lockdown mooted as hospitals battle an influx of patients.

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'Hard choices' as France weighs new virus clampdown

French officials said Tuesday that tougher restrictions are looming to counter an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases, with doctors warning that many hospitals are just days away from being overrun with patients.

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Africa could be past the peak of virus pandemic: WHO

Africa's coronavirus outbreak may have passed its peak, the World Health Organization (WHO) continental chief said Tuesday, warning against complacency to avoid a second wave.

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Complete your COVID-19 back-to-school checklist

Families and school districts are weighing difficult decisions on whether to return to school in person, online or a combination of both during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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