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McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen have proposed paying more than $1 billion in legal fees for states, cities and counties suing over the companies' handling of opioids, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing sources. (

Orlando - Cataract surgery patients who take prescription opioids were 5 times more likely to have an intraoperative complication & 3 times more likely to have a postoperative complication, authors presented here at Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is.

Expectations have dwindled that any mass settlement drug companies reach to resolve the lawsuits they face over the brutal opioid epidemic will be enough to meaningfully address the problem and reimburse governments for the costs they bore. #opioids

The number of overdose deaths in San Francisco drastically increased in recent years, according to the Department of Public Health. Over the first six months of 2019, the increased number of overdose deaths were attributed to fentanyl. #opioids #fentanyl

More than 1 in 4 opioid poisonings involve children & adolescents, & the severity of hospital admissions for acute opioid ingestions has increased over recent 14-year period, according to findings presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Congress.

At least 21 US states have rejected an $18bn proposal by the ‘big three’ pharma wholesalers to settle opioid litigation, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health had offered the amount over an 18-year...