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Federal prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors, report says

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken in Washington, DC. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty Images Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have opened a criminal probe of opioid manufacturers and distributors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.  Companies including Teva, McKesson, Mallinckrodt, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson stock climbs as judge reduces opioid penalty to $465 million

Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Johnson & Johnson shares climbed about 3% Friday after an Oklahoma judge reduced the penalty the company must pay over the state’s opioid lawsuit from $ 572 million to $ 465 million. Immediately after the reduction, the company said it would appeal… Read More »

Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

A first-of-its-kind review and meta-analysis of specialized literature suggests that mind-body therapies, such as meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, can help ease physical pain and prevent the development of opioid use disorder. Share on PinterestMeditation and other mind-body therapies could help relieve pain and reduce opioid use, according to a new review. Opioids are a… Read More »