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From TheJournal.ie Pharma company that makes painkiller Oxycontin to offer over $10 billion to settle claims in US Opioid Crisis

Pharma company that makes painkiller Oxycontin to offer over $10 billion to settle claims in US

Purdue Pharma said it “sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation”.

From TheJournal.ie The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers Opioids

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Americans urged to carry overdose antidote in effort to tackle drug deaths Naloxone

Americans urged to carry overdose antidote in effort to tackle drug deaths

The US’s chief doctor has issued his office’s first national public health advisory in 13 years.

From TheJournal.ie Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says Opioids

Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

The 66-year-old passed away on 3 October 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms Drug Addiction

There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms

The problem is particularly bad in rural areas.

From TheJournal.ie New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects Highly Effective

New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects

The synthetic drug, PZM21, also does not produce addiction.

From TheJournal.ie Prince died from an overdose, says law-enforcement official Opioids

Prince died from an overdose, says law-enforcement official

The official has spoken anonymously to the Associated Press.