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U.S. approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

U.S. approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

By Associated Press  |  December 01, 2017

The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur when patients stop taking the currently available daily medication. But that benefit has not yet been shown in studies and the new drug comes with a hefty price: $1,580 per monthly dose.

Victims of cancer doctor could receive $4.1M in repayment

By Associated Press  |  November 21, 2017

An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments.

New Jersey Sen. Menendez's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

New Jersey Sen. Menendez's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

By Associated Press  |  November 16, 2017

The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors can seek to retry the lawmaker.

FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids

By Associated Press  |  November 15, 2017

The nerve stimulator is the first device cleared to treat debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. Symptoms can include joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia.

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