Medications

J&J and other drugmakers go on trial over US opioid crisis

Drugmakers including Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday denied claims they helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic in the United States through deceptive marketing that downplayed addiction risks, as the trial in a lawsuit filed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

U.S. overdose deaths have soared during COVID-19 pandemic

There were more than 87,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States from October 2019 to September 2020, the highest of any one-year period since the nation's opioid crisis began in the 1990s, preliminary government data ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID has worsened the opioid epidemic

There is another epidemic we cannot lose sight of: the opioid epidemic, which has become only more acute in the United States and elsewhere amidst the disruptions and stress caused by COVID-19. We asked Yale SOM's Marissa ...

Addiction

Drug overdose deaths generally higher in urban counties

(HealthDay)—From 1999 to 2019, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths increased in urban and rural counties, with rates generally higher in urban counties, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers ...

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