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Vermont sues 2 prescription opioid distributorsVermont is suing two pharmaceutical distributors accusing them of selling ever increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state and failing to effectively monitor the sales and report that the number of pills was outpacing the need
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The Latest: Firm in opioid lawsuit: We have checks in placeOne of the companies named in a Vermont suit accusing two pharmaceutical distributors of failing to monitor opioid sales says it has strong checks designed to prevent the diversion of such painkillers
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FILE - In this June, 19, 2018, file photo Cheryl Juaire, of Marlborough, Mass., stands at her son Corey Merrill's grave in Chelmsford, Mass., who died from a prescription drug overdose. Anger and hope tinged survivors' reactions Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to news that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, had reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma. Juaire, who has been organizing a group of hundreds of mothers to go to the first day of the trial and stand outside with photos of their dead children, said she was devastated to hear about the settlement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Anger, hope from families and survivors of opioid crisisFamilies torn apart by opioid addiction are reacting with anger and hope to news of a multimillion-dollar settlement reached by the maker of OxyContin and the state of Oklahoma
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks about a settlement with Purdue Pharma for opioid abuse, as Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences President Dr. Kayse Shrum and OSU President Burns Hargis, right, listen, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in OklahomaThe maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hundreds of water bottles were found in an abandoned school building behind what used to be St. Agnes Catholic Church in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, March 25, 2019. (Kaiti Sullivan/The Flint Journal via AP)
Cases of donated water found in old Flint schoolNumerous cases of bottled water have been discovered inside a former school in Flint
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President Donald Trump accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., right, speaks to members of the media as he arrives for a Senate Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down 'Obamacare'Trump administration says Obama health law should be struck down in its entirety
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Map shows legal status of marijuana consumption by state. A second map shows the control of state legislatures.;
Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blueLeaders in New Jersey want to legalize recreational marijuana use, but their efforts have hit a setback that shows the politics of pot legalization aren't purely partisan
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks about a settlement with Purdue Pharma for opioid abuse, as Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences President Dr. Kayse Shrum, right, and OSU President Burns Hargis, listen, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
Latest: Oklahoma official: Settlement is bankruptcy-proofOklahoma's attorney general says he went to great lengths to ensure a drugmaker accused of helping to fuel a national opioid crisis doesn't declare bankruptcy to avoid a paying a hefty settlement
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This March 11, 2019 file photo shows Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Harry leave after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day in London.  With another royal baby on the horizon, the debate over postpartum perfection is alive and well. As it stands, we don’t know whether Meghan Markle will follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton when it comes to that magical perfection, but we have an inkling she’ll at least slap on some makeup when she introduces the latest royal to the world next month.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
To glam or not to glam soon after giving birthWith another royal baby on the horizon, the debate over postpartum perfection is alive and well
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Woman Wary of Prescription Drugs Gets Liver Damage From SupplementA woman who was wary of taking prescription statins to lower her cholesterol took red yeast rice supplements instead—and ended up with acute liver damage. After six weeks of using the over-the-counter supplements, which contain the same chemical that statins use to reduce cholesterol (monacolin K), the 64-year-old Michigan...
Newser5 hours ago
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