OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma may settle legal claims with a new 'public trust' that would still be dedicated to profit
The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~10 min
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The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to the discoverers of the hepatitis C virus. There's an effective cure but homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in infections.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~11 min
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COVID-19 plagues an overtaxed opioid addiction treatment system.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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The crisis has made recovery more difficult for those with substance use disorders. The inability to get to support group meetings, stress and illness are just some of the factors.
May 19, 2020 • ~10 min
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Pharmacists are well positioned to provide communities with a lifesaving drug.
April 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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