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Juul's nicotine formula just like Marlboros, study shows

Study found Juul's e-cigarettes to be as addictive as traditional cigarettes, but without 'bad smell'.

Juul's nicotine formula just like Marlboros, study shows

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E-cigarette firm Juul sued by California for targeting teenagers

Internal emails, other evidence said to show that Juul knowingly marketed and sold its products to underage customers.

E-cigarette firm Juul sued by California for targeting teenagers

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The pocket-sized Las Vegas addicting Kenya's youths

Mobile-savvy youths are flocking to sports gambling, and the government is cracking down on betting companies.

The pocket-sized Las Vegas addicting Kenya's youths

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US opioid epidemic by numbers

From the number of deaths linked to overdoses to the number of lawsuits, a look at the scale of the US opioid crisis.

US opioid epidemic by numbers

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Drug companies reach settlement ahead of opioid trial

Four drug companies reportedly reached a last-minute legal settlement over their role in the opioid addiction epidemic.

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of opioid trial

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Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

With negotiations not resolved before the scheduled start of court proceedings next week, the parties remain at odds.

Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

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Judge summons CEOs to court over opioid settlement, sources say

Order comes as US distributors and drugmakers move to reach a deal ahead of opioid trial in Cleveland on Monday.

Judge summons CEOs to court over opioid settlement, sources say

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Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals have also offered billions in settlements ahead of trials, Bloomberg reports.

Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

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Johnson & Johnson avoids opioid trial with $20m Ohio settlement

The company is the fourth US drugmaker to settle claims against it for fuelling the US opioid crisis.

Johnson & Johnson avoids opioid trial with $20m Ohio settlement

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CDC: There could be hundreds more cases of vaping-related illness

The outbreak prompted Massachusetts on Tuesday to impose a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products.

CDC: There could be hundreds more cases of vaping-related illness

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Purdue's opioid deal: Worth less than OxyContin maker promised?

Court documents show Purdue Pharma may provide less than half of the $10bn it estimated in its bankruptcy filing.

Purdue's opioid deal: Worth less than OxyContin maker promised?

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Bankruptcy filing may not protect OxyContin maker from lawsuits

When it filed for bankruptcy, drugmaker Purdue Pharma said it was facing lawsuits from about 2,250 government agencies.

Bankruptcy filing may not protect OxyContin maker from lawsuits

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Massachusetts, NY: Purdue to face big court fight over OxyContin

State attorneys general challenge drugmaker, as they say global settlement does not do enough to resolve opioid claims.

Massachusetts, NY: Purdue to face big court fight over OxyContin

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

The company, accused of fueling the US opioid crisis, faces more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking billions of dollars.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

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New York finds $1bn in hidden Sackler family wire transfers

NY state Attorney General Letitia James says owners of Oxycontin-producer Purdue Pharma made off with opioid 'proceeds'.

New York finds $1bn in hidden Sackler family wire transfers