Addiction

Gambling, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and online gaming are industries that pose risks to individual and social health. Companies in this sector have a responsibility to balance immediate business with social ramifications.



Stories


Federal prosecutors launch criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

Federal prosecutors have reportedly opened a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical c...

1 week, 1 day

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping...

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E-cigarette giant Juul suspends sales of all fruity flavors ahead of looming US ban

Juul says the suspension does not affect mint, menthol and tobacco flavors.

1 month, 2 weeks

Four drug companies reach a last-minute $260 million opioid settlement with two Ohio counties

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

1 month, 2 weeks

Gov. Baker defends decision to temporarily ban vaping products

by: Erica Ponte Posted: / Updated: BOSTON, Mass. (WPRI) - Governor Charlie Baker is doubling down...

2 months, 2 weeks

Walmart Stops Selling E-Cigarettes

Vaping-related lung illnesses have been on the rise, and federal and state health departments are...

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Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy

The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for ...

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Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

As vaping-related illnesses spread, President Trump and top health officials met at the White Hou...

2 months, 3 weeks

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first com...

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Petitions


Johnson & Johnson
Address High Drug Pricing via New Strategy

Recent ire has surfaced a number of financial and reputational risks to Johnson and Johnson resulting from from high priced pharmaceuticals.

$3.1 million supporting