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Arielle Dreher
Jul 20, 2022 - Health

Overdose deaths soared in 2020, highlighting racial disparities

Arielle Dreher
Jul 1, 2022 - Health

Documents reveal McKinsey's role increasing opioid sales until 2019

Illustration of the score line on a pill in the shape of an upward arrow instead of straight across.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

Opioid abuse treatments don't reach those most at risk

Guggenheim becomes latest museum to drop Sackler name

Photo of people milling about several floors of art galleries
Museum-goers look at paintings on Dec. 12, 2021, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg via Getty Images

Sackler family and states agree to $6B Purdue Pharma settlement

Purdue Pharma headquarters
Purdue Pharma headquarters in downtown Stamford, April 2, 2019, in Stamford, Conn. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Feb 2, 2022 - Health

Drug distributors reach major opioid settlement with Native American tribes

An entry sign to the Johnson & Johnson campus shows their logo in Irvine, California on August 28, 2019
Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Jan 8, 2022 - Health

Border patrol reports 1,066% increase in fentanyl seized in south Texas

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A man shows his proof of vaccination to a Customs and Border Protection agent atop the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry in downtown El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 8. Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

New York jury finds drugmaker Teva liable in opioid epidemic

Teva.
Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

Purdue Pharma's ripple effect on bankruptcies

Bottles of Purdue Pharma OxyContin medication.
Bottles of Purdue Pharma OxyContin medication. Photo: George Frey/Getty Images