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Nebraska carries out America's first execution using opioid fentanyl

Nebraska carries out America's first execution using opioid fentanylCarey Dean Moore, who was on death row for 38 years over the killing of two cab drivers in 1979, was put to death on Tuesday. Nebraska has carried out the first execution in the US using fentanyl, the opioid painkiller that killed Prince and has a central role in America’s overdose epidemic. The state put Carey Dean Moore, a double murderer, to death on Tuesday morning, the first execution there for 21 years.



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China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis

China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisisChina’s drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance had been blamed for fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis. U.S. President Donald Trump said in November on a state visit to Beijing that China and the United States would do more to stem what he called a “flood of cheap and deadly” fentanyl “manufactured in China” from entering the United States.



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Walmart to restrict opioid dispensing at its pharmacies

Walmart to restrict opioid dispensing at its pharmacies(Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Monday it would restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply as the retailer aims to curb an opioid epidemic that has plagued the United States. The supply limit will begin within the next 60 days, the company said. In January , Walmart said it would provide its customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that would help them dispose of leftover medication.



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Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidoteATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.



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Report Shows Ties Between Opioid Makers and Patient Groups

Report Shows Ties Between Opioid Makers and Patient GroupsAn investigation from Senator Claire McCaskill reviewed donations from opioid manufacturers and found nearly $ 9 million was given to advocacy groups over five years.



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The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid EpidemicThe request comes amid a spike in overdoses of the over-the-counter drugs



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A Medicaid Work Requirement Would Be Bad Policy Without The Opioid Crisis. It's Disastrous With It.

A Medicaid Work Requirement Would Be Bad Policy Without The Opioid Crisis. It's Disastrous With It.The Trump administration opened the doors Thursday for states to set work requirements for people who get Medicaid, a move that is likely to be a catastrophe for some of the most vulnerable Americans, particularly those struggling with opioid addiction.



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Doctor Had Wife Killed to Keep Her Quiet About Opioid Drug Ring, Police Say

Doctor Had Wife Killed to Keep Her Quiet About Opioid Drug Ring, Police SayApril Kauffman was a local radio host



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U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemicIn his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, “in the hands of more people."



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This Is the New Threat Driving the Opioid Crisis

This Is the New Threat Driving the Opioid CrisisFentanyl is taking over the market. And it’s killing record numbers of people.



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