Opioids

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Vending machines with lifesaving drug grow as opioid crisis rages in US
Naloxone, an overdose-reversing ‘miracle drug’, can let people with an opioid addiction walk away from a near-death experience within minutes

Chris McGreal

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed review – Nan Goldin takes on big pharma
Documentary follows Goldin, the artist who became addicted to OxyContin, as she confronts the wealthy art patrons who profited from its sale

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Amount of fentanyl seized in US this year ‘enough to kill every American’
DEA says more than 379m deadly doses of opioid with strength from one and a half to 50 times stronger than heroin were seized

Maya Yang

21, Dec, 2022 @6:45 PM

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US health agency accused of bowing to drug industry with new opioid guidance
Doctors say CDC’s softer guidelines ‘tossing aside’ safety limits put lives at risk as opioid epidemic continues to rage in the country

Chris McGreal

17, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Artist Nan Goldin on addiction and taking on the Sackler dynasty: ‘I wanted to tell my truth’
Her battle against the billionaires who fuelled the opioid epidemic upended the art establishment. As a film about her life is released, she talks about family tragedy and her journey to activism

Sean O’Hagan

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Fentanyl deaths in Los Angeles county rose 1,280% from 2016 to 2021 – report
Last year’s death toll also marks a 31% increase from 2020 in LA’s epidemic that mirrors disturbing trends across the country

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

30, Nov, 2022 @9:40 PM

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When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm – review
Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe’s devastating investigation into the consulting firm uncovers a story of secrecy, delusion and untold harm

Tim Adams

31, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver review – Appalachian saga in the spirit of Dickens
The novelist’s take on David Copperfield is a bold, heartbreakingly evocative tale rooted in America’s opioids crisis

Hephzibah Anderson

16, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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V&A drops financial ties with Sackler family over links with opioids
London museum bows to years of pressure and removes signs bearing name of family associated with OxyContin crisis

Vanessa Thorpe and Joanna Walters

01, Oct, 2022 @7:55 PM

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Artists must expose corruption, urges director of documentary on opioid crisis
The story of Nan Goldin, a photographer who campaigned against the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Nadia Khomami

03, Sep, 2022 @4:11 PM

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‘Listening to the people’: Beth Macy on the opioids crisis and her Dopesick sequel, Raising Lazarus
What’s next, the author asks, now the US has ‘a generation of users that started with heroin and fentanyl’

Edward Helmore

14, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Walgreens played ‘substantial’ role in San Francisco opioid crisis, judge finds
The pharmacy chain failed to properly investigate suspicious opioid orders, according to federal ruling

Dani Anguiano and agencies

10, Aug, 2022 @7:30 PM

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