(Reuters) – New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, joining several state and local governments in accusing the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry returned to work Monday, more than a week after her 22-year-old son died.
The latest government numbers reported find that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the overdose epidemic.
Robert Leahy was sitting on his couch, watching TV, when his wife, Gretchen, walked through the front door.
(Reuters) – U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Monday it will no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada’s state exchange and will stop offering the plans in nearly half of Georgia’s counties next year.
LONDON (Reuters) – Investors are betting on a little-known biotech company to supply Big Tobacco with low-nicotine cigarettes, but so far its technology is unproven.
Last Monday the White House commission examining the nation’s opioid epidemic, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, released its interim report that says President Donald Trump should declare an emergency because “our citizens are dying.”
By the end of the century, two out of three people living in Europe will be affected by heat waves, coastal floods and other weather-related disasters, largely due to global warming and climate change, according to a study published Friday in the journal Lancet Planetary Health.
(Reuters Health) – Giving away free lock boxes for gun storage may lead more families to store firearms safely away from children, a recent study suggests.
(Reuters Health) – When cigarettes contain less nicotine, smokers see them as safer, because they equate the stimulant with smoking-related diseases. But that misperception doesn’t cancel out the potential benefits of low-nicotine cigarettes, a new study suggests.