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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Washington sues Johnson & Johnson over opioids

Washington filed its third lawsuit tied to the opioid crisis Thursday, claiming one of the nation’s biggest companies deceived doctors and patients about the addictive nature of the painkillers it …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Walk-in clinics for opioid addiction offer meds first, fast

The nation’s opioid addiction epidemic is driving new treatment strategies, including an approach that begins with rapid access to medicine that prevents withdrawal sickness.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Opioid settlement not big enough or tough enough, Washington attorney general says

Washington is not agreeing to the tentative settlement some other states have reached with Purdue Pharma over the company’s role in the opioid crisis.


Spokane included in new Meds-First program for opioid addiction

Spokane is among four sites in Washington that will expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction under a new two-year, $8 million project.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Washington state, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers

Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Surge in drug price won’t pose threat to heroin overdose patients in Washington

A dramatic price hike for one form of naloxone has some people upset, but Washington health and law enforcement agencies said it’s not affecting their ability to provide care.


Researchers hope synthetic opioid would combat painkiller addiction

BALTIMORE – Prescription opioids help millions of Americans deal with pain, but their addictive qualities have created a public health problem: rising rates of opioid dependence, addiction and overdose. To …