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Advocacy group sues Ohio panel overseeing state opioid money

Aug. 10, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug policy reform group has sued the state panel that will decide how Ohio distributes more than half of the money it will receive from a nationwide settlement regarding the opioid addiction crisis. Harm Reduction Ohio filed two lawsuits Monday against the...

Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

Aug. 10, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their inventory in Russia, moving forward with their exit from the country after it sent troops into Ukraine. Sweden-based H&M and Netherlands-based IKEA had...

Hawaii details plans for $78M drug company opioid settlement

Aug. 09, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday outlined plans for how the state will spend $78 million it's receiving from a multistate settlement reached with pharmaceutical industry companies over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Ige said drug overdose deaths have...

Nonprofits launch $100M plan to support local health workers

Aug. 08, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson &...

Tennessee sues Walgreens over opioid prescription onslaught

Aug. 03, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Tennessee's attorney general said Wednesday he has sued Walgreens, accusing the drugstore chain of contributing to the state's opioid crisis by failing to maintain effective controls against the abuse of prescription pain pills. The lawsuit seeking unspecified civil penalties was...

Banana Boat recalls scalp sunscreen spray for cancer risk

Jul. 31, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a scalp spray because it contains trace amounts of benzene, a chemical which can cause cancer with repeated exposure. Edgewell Personal Care Co. announced the voluntary recall Friday. It said benzene was detected in internal reviews of...

States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

Jul. 29, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices, state attorneys general announced Friday. The company, Allergan, is now part of AbbVie but sold its...

Top New York judge says she'll comply with vaccine mandate

Jul. 28, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge on New York’s highest court has reversed her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine months after not complying with a vaccination mandate. Judge Jenny Rivera, one of seven jurists on the state’s Court of Appeals, said this week that she is now ready to...

Drugmaker Teva latest to settle opioid lawsuits nationally

Jul. 26, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

Drugmaker Teva announced Tuesday that it has agreed to contribute more than $4.3 billion in cash and medications to settle lawsuits in the state and local governments and Native American tribes that claimed the company contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic. The deal in principle...

CDC endorses more traditional Novavax COVID shot for adults

Jul. 19, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

U.S. adults who haven’t gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax -- a more traditional kind of vaccine, health officials said Tuesday. Regulators authorized the nation’s first so-called protein vaccine against COVID-19 last week, but the final...