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The companies, including Johnson & Johnson and McKesson, will admit no wrongdoing. Billions of dollars in payouts will fund drug treatment and harm reduction programs.
NPR’s team in Beijing put together moments and storylines that stuck out — including those that showed immense inner strength, athleticism and grace.
Skyrocketing COVID-19 case rates have caused officials In New York City and elsewhere to scale back their New Year’s Eve celebrations. Around the country, people are facing tough decisions.
Tuesday’s verdict comes as CVS, Walgreens and Walmart face thousands of lawsuits filed by communities across the U.S. The companies say they did nothing wrong dispensing huge quantities of opioids.
The country’s biggest name-brand pharmacy chains face a high-profile civil trial beginning Monday in Cleveland, Ohio over their role in the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic.
Officials in Miami-Dade County leveled the remaining section of the Champlain Towers South condo ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa. They said the unstable building was a danger to search efforts.
New data from the CDC show more than 19,000 Americans died from drug overdoses during the first three months of 2020 with the country on pace to set a grim new record.
Americans are drinking far more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A beer in the evening can feel like a taste of normal life, but health experts worry about alcohol’s deadly side-effects.
Two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other nations, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds. Majorities support more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Forty Americans die every day from overdoses linked to prescription opioids, but researchers say many doctors and dentists still have a “prescribe and forget” attitude toward the medications.
Demonstrators came out, despite orders that many cities hoped would calm nighttime streets.
The pandemic’s disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.
Voices on the right suggested the probe reflects an unfair attack on a populist president by Washington insiders and media liberals.
Students at Paul Smith’s College are invited to bring their rifles, muzzle loaders and shotguns to school for the fall hunting season.
Some veterans face negative stereotypes about how their military service experience may affect their ability on the job. That’s just one reason Josh is skeptical about the opportunities for veterans like him to climb the economic ladder.
More and more veterans have been falling off the economic ladder, facing high unemployment, homelessness and dead-end jobs.
By some estimates, as many as one in eight American adults has extreme difficulty reading and writing. Here, WBEZ profiles a man who spent the last three years trying to escape illiteracy.