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Delaware could get more than $100M in opioid settlement

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say Delaware could receive more than $100 million under a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement with producers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The proposed settlement stems from efforts by state and local governments to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay the costs of opioid addiction. The deal announced earlier this week involves the nation’s three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson […]

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US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll of prescription opioids, lawyers suing on behalf of local governments said. Full details of the settlement involving AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson could come this week but it could take months to get […]

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Delaware Opiod Crisis

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Overdose-related deaths in Maryland increase amid Covid-19 pandemic

Drug and alcohol related fatalities in Maryland have increased since the pandemic, and minority communities were hit the hardest, according to a recent report. Between January and September of 2020, there were 2,025 unintentional intoxication deaths involving all types of drugs and alcohol in Maryland, a 12.1 percent increase from the same period in 2019, according to a report from the state's Opioid Operational Command Center. Maryland is not alone […]

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Delaware Opiod Crisis

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Overdose commission calls for more resources, training

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A state commission in Delaware is calling for expanded resources for housing and for people who have been incarcerated to help combat the opioid crisis. The Delaware State News reported Tuesday that Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission released its recommendations after reviewing overdose fatalities that occurred in 2019. The commission reviewed a sample of 130 deaths out of the 431 that were recorded that year. […]

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