Poppy farmers in Tasmania are feeling the effects of the US crackdown on opioid abuse.
More than 450 patients died prematurely at a British hospital after being given unnecessary opioid drugs, a report finds. Patients were put on an end of life pathway after being admitted for rehabilitation.
The US comedian said the way she died from an opioid overdose in the new show, The Conners, was "grim and morbid." Barr was fired in May and her successful sitcom canceled after she sent a racist tweet.
The company that makes OxyContin says it will no longer market opioids to doctors. The drugmaker is fighting hundreds of lawsuits accusing it of using deceptive methods to sell the addictive painkiller.
US President Donald Trump has declared the opioid crisis a "nationwide public health emergency." Critics say without new cash the words are hollow.
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