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Justice Department reveals its number-crunching methods to catch opioid over-prescribers

By Jessica Schneider, CNN Updated at 1:50 PM ET, Tue September 24, 2019 People are paying doctors cash for opioid prescriptions (To watch videos go to original link below). Washington (CNN) — The Justice Department on Tuesday announced 11 more physicians have been charged for over-prescribing opioids through “pill mill” clinics, resulting in the distribution…

Johnson & Johnson opioid ruling explained – the key points

By Chris McGreal in Washington Mon 26 Aug 2019 21.08 EDT An Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for its role in driving Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic. The landmark ruling will have wide-ranging consequences for the other opioid makers, distributors and pharmacy chains facing thousands of lawsuits across the country. Judge Thad…