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By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO—U.S. health officials on Thursday cut the number of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes and vaping products under investigation to 380 as states began assessing patients based on a narrower case definition…

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP reached a tentative agreement with some plaintiffs to resolve widespread litigation over its alleged role in fueling the U.S. opioid crisis, people familiar with the matter said.
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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is nearing a multibillion-dollar partial agreement aimed at settling thousands of lawsuits over its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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By Lisa Rapaport Adolescents and young adults who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than youth who never try vaping, a research review study suggests. Researchers examined data from 21 previously…
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Two studies have demonstrated efficacy for the novel dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor dasotraline for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder.
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Researchers and advocates are decrying Juul Labs' hiring of a researcher who has been outspoken in the past on the dangers of underage vaping.
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A Boston Medical Center study found that a more symptom-driven approach to treating infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome reduced hospital stays and use of agonist medication.
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A training event in Ohio sought to increase participation from physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the response to the opioid crisis.
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The new Addiction Free CA site will serve as a comprehensive resource for providers and patients, including information on efforts to expand access to medication treatments.
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A federal court ruling this month could lead to competitors for the maker of the first approved injectable formulation of buprenorphine for opioid dependence.
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The Voices Project, an organization founded by recovery advocate and American Fix author Ryan Hampton, has launched a national initiative to build capacity for organized civic advocacy around addiction.
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