Friday, October 11, 2019

In the News: Sesame Street Features New Muppet Whose Mother Struggles With Addiction

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TAKE ACTION: Family Stories, Voices Key Elements in Opioid Litigation Funds Recommendations
The news of likely funding coming from the opioid litigation presents a historic opportunity to meaningfully address the nation’s opioid crisis and invest in the long-term reforms necessary to transform the way our nation addresses addiction. Read More
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Sesame Street Features New Muppet Whose Mother Struggles With Addiction
Sesame Street is introducing a new initiative to support children affected by parental addiction. The initiative features a Muppet named Karli, whose mother struggles with addiction, The Washington Post reports. Read More
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FDA Tells Public to Stop Using THC Vaping Products
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers to stop using vaping products containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Read More
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Three School Districts Sue Juul, Accusing Company of Endangering Students
Three school districts have sued e-cigarette maker Juul, accusing the company of endangering students, The New York Times reports. Read More
New Rule Lets States Expand Drug Testing as Requirement for Unemployment Benefits
A new rule published by the Department of Labor allows states to expand the number of people who must pass drug tests before they can receive unemployment benefits, Vox reports. Read More
OxyContin Maker Sent Billions to Members of Family Who Owned Company
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, sent $12 billion or $13 billion in profits to members of the Sackler family who own the company, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More
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