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LA expects to receive tens of millions of dollars from opioid settlement

Los Angeles expects to receive tens of millions of dollars from a $26 billion settlement announced Friday, Feb. 25, with Johnson & Johnson and...

‘Alexandra’s Law’ to be introduced by Sen. Melendez in January

Jeff Pack Staff WriterJust a day before the anniversary of Alexandra Capelouto’s death by fentanyl poisoning, California State Senator Melissa Melendez’s office announced Tuesday, Dec....

Rwanda avoids US-style opioids crisis by making own morphine

CARA ANNA and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press BUSHEKELI, Rwanda (AP) — It was something, the silence. Nothing but the puff of her breath and the...

DEA warns of counterfeit pills containing deadly doses of fentanyl

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Federal authorities in San Diego issued a warning to the public today regarding the severe dangers posed by counterfeit prescription...

Companies reach $260 million deal to settle opioids lawsuit

JULIE CARR SMYTH and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached a $260 million...

UCLA selected to lead study on treatments for opioid addiction

City News Service   LOS ANGELES (CNS) - UCLA's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs on Saturday, Sept. 28 was selected to lead a study on treatments for...

Riverside Health officials awarded $7.1 million grant to improve surveillance of opioid-related overdoses

RIVERSIDE – A $7.1 million federal grant awarded to Riverside University Health System Public Health will help local officials improve tracking of opioid-related overdoses...