AJ Impact

Purdue Pharma nears partial opioid settlement, bankruptcy filing

Reuters reports that OxyContin maker is on the cusp of a deal with attorneys representing more than 2,000 plaintiffs.

Purdue Pharma nears partial opioid settlement, bankruptcy filing

In the Field

'I don't want to quit': Treating gaming addiction in Japan

With more and more young people addicted to online video games, is there a way to treat the disease?

AJ Impact

United States government offers states $2bn to curb opioid crisis

US Department of Health and Human Services will contribute funds to treat overdose victims and collect nationwide data.

United States government offers states $2bn to curb opioid crisis

AJ Impact

Purdue prepares 'free-fall' bankruptcy as settlement talks stall

Company lawyers reportedly say Purdue may have to file for bankruptcy without a settlement if one is not reached soon.

Purdue prepares 'free-fall' bankruptcy as settlement talks stall

AJ Impact

Judge orders drug giants to stand trial over US opioid crisis

Judge also refused to dismiss civil conspiracy claims against drugmakers, pharmacies and distributors.

Judge orders drug giants to stand trial over US opioid crisis

AJ Impact

Zimbabwe's bid to expand tobacco growing faces challenges

Some farmers hoping to cash in on the 'golden leaf' are frustrated by the high cost of bringing their crop to market.

Zimbabwe's bid to expand tobacco growing faces challenges

AJ Impact

Purdue Pharma reportedly offers $12bn to settle opioid lawsuits

Hoping to turn the page on more than 2,000 legal claims, the drugmaker seeks to strike deal with attorneys.

Purdue Pharma reportedly offers $12bn to settle opioid lawsuits

AJ Impact

Oklahoma ruling sets stage for more legal action over opioids

Oklahoma attorney general says Johnson & Johnson fine offers other states a 'road map' to hold drug makers to account.

AJ Impact

Opioid epidemic: Judge holds Johnson & Johnson liable for $572m

The Oklahoma case was the first to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments.

Opioid epidemic: Judge holds Johnson & Johnson liable for $572m

AJ Impact

J&J promises defence against baby powder and opioid claims

The company is facing thousands of lawsuits over its talcum powder products and its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

J&J promises defence against baby powder and opioid claims

Talk to Al Jazeera

Richard Graham: Why gaming addiction is on the rise

Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham discusses why gaming is so addictive and how it can be treated.

United States

Trump signs bipartisan legislation to combat US opioid crisis

Legislation is geared to expanding access to drug addiction treatment and crack down on illicit drug shipments.

Trump signs bipartisan legislation to combat US opioid crisis

Counting the Cost

Gaming addiction: Are we asking the right questions?

Is gaming addiction a mental health issue or a distraction from valid questions surrounding technology development.

Counting the Cost

Emerging debt: Why a strong dollar troubles developing countries

We ask why a strong dollar is a major challenge for emerging market economies; plus, the business of digital addiction.

Opinion

US journalism students should undergo anti-overdose training

By learning how to respond to an overdose, we can better understand the crisis we will be covering - and save lives.

Samantha Maldonado

by Samantha Maldonado
- Graison Dangor

Samantha Maldonado