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The Turkish Syria offensive, Biden's impeachment call and the "Sesame Street" are fighting the opioid crisis: The Morning Rundown

Good morning, readers of the NBC News. The Turkish attack in Syria has reached its second day when President Donald Trump offered a novel defense after being accused of abandoning longtime US allies in the region. We observe the following today. Turkish troops continue marching in Syria. Turkey achieved 180 goals on Thursday, one day after the launch of an …

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"Sesame Street" character reveals mother in the fight against opioid addiction

The makers of the legendary children's television show "Sesame Street" will tackle the opioid crisis in a pure online segment by immersing themselves in the backstory of one of their newest characters – their mother fighting against addiction. Karli, The Green-and-Yellow-haired Muppet, who was introduced earlier this year and lives with foster parents Dalia and Clem, will tell their story …

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Sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for illegal opioid regulation: NPR

Dr. Joel Smithers was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 years in prison for illegal opioid prescription. Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority via AP Hide caption Caption switch Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority on AP Dr. Joel Smithers was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday for illegal opioid prescriptions. Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority via AP A Virginia doctor …

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Johnson & Johnson settles with Ohio County for $ 20 million prior to the opioid trial

Johnson & Johnson and its pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen agreed on Tuesday with two counties in Ohio to compare $ 20.4 million to avoid a lengthy and costly federal trial on the opioid addiction epidemic. Settlements with the Cuyahoga and Summit Counties are not taking on liability and are canceling Johnson & Johnson from the federal process, which is scheduled to …

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DEA. Let the opioid production rise as the crisis increases, says Ministry of Justice

The Drug Enforcement Administration approved a sharp increase in the production of analgesics, although the number of US-related deaths has risen sharply, the Justice Department's Inspector General said in a sharp review on Tuesday. The Surveillance Bureau said that the DEA "reacted only slowly" to the opioid crisis, adding that since 2000, more than 300,000 Americans have died from opioid …

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The opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma receives a bonus payment in the event of insolvency

The company estimates that it will pay approximately $ 26 million in wages and benefits, including premiums. Oxycontin, the drug company and painkiller, has filed for bankruptcy as part of its plan to settle the lawsuit of more than 2,000 counties, communities and Native American governments, which said the company fueled the opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma's long-term annual incentive program …

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Purdue Pharma, accused of fueling the opioid crisis, files for bankruptcy: NPR

Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other medicines, filed lawsuits in New York on Sunday to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Frank Franklin II / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Frank Franklin II / AP Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other …

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Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy following an agreement to settle opioid lawsuits

Painkiller maker OxyContin said in a statement that bankruptcy was the next step in implementing the agreement to pay billions of dollars to states and local and tribal governments accusing the pharmaceutical giant of coping with the opioid crisis. The company has denied any wrongdoing. "Among other things, this court-supervised proceeding seeks to enable a fair and equitable settlement of …

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