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The Way to Save Opioid Addicts | Moving Upstream

The Way to Save Opioid Addicts | Moving Upstream

Addiction experts are in wide agreement on the most effective way to help opioid addicts: Medication-assisted treatment. But most inpatient rehab facilities in the U.S. don’t offer this option. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports on why the medication option is controversial, and in many places, hard to come by. Image: Ryno Eksteen and Thomas Williams (Video from 11/16/17)

Updated Dec. 31, 2021 12:48 pm ET

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A jury in New York state found drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. liable for creating a public nuisance in the state and two Long Island counties amid the national opioid epidemic.

The New York trial, which stemmed in part from a lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office in 2019, has been held up as a potential bellwether for the thousands of cases brought by state and local governments against the pharmaceutical industry.