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First Lady Melania Trump speaks at a youth summit on opioid awareness at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 26, 2019.

Middle and high schoolers booed Melania Trump for 30 seconds at an opioid-awareness event in Baltimore

The booing lasted for about 30 seconds as first lady Melania Trump was introduced at the Baltimore Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness.
While a veneer of typical, carefree collegiate life shines brightly on campus, students and administrators have been grappling a high number of deaths this semester.

Is the University of Southern California facing its own opioid crisis? Some students seem to think so.

The University of Southern California and other colleges around the country are struggling with how to respond to the ongoing opioid crisis.

4 healthcare firms just agreed to a $260 million deal to settle key opioids cases ahead of a trial

Between 1999 and 2017, more than 218,000 people in the US died from overdoses related to prescription opioids.
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Activists of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) association - created to respond to the opioid crisis - and of French NGO Aides hold banners reading "Shame on Sackler" and "Take down the Sackler name" (back) in front of the Pyramid of the Louvre museum (Pyramide du Louvre), on July 1, 2019 in Paris, during a protest to condemn the museum's ties with the Sackler family, billionaire donors accused of pushing to sell a highly addictive painkiller blamed for tens of thousands of deaths. - The Sacklers have been high-profile philanthropists to cultural institutions such as the Tate in London and the Guggenheim in New York, but museums and galleries have recently been rebuffing their donations because of the opioid crisis fallout. The most recent museum to cut ties with the Sackler family is New York's Metropolitan Museum, which announced earlier this month that it will cease accepting gifts from the family.

New York authorities discovered $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family as authorities suspect they are hiding wealth from lawsuits

The family has been accused of helping ignite America's opioid crisis as sales of OxyContin helped the family build a $13 billion fortune.
Purdue Pharma and its owners, the billionaire Sackler family, have been accused of feeding the US's deadly opioid crisis.

Purdue Pharma and its billionaire owners may end up giving billions in OxyContin profits to communities harmed by the opioid crisis

The proposal would mark a departure from the fates of other companies accused of stoking public-health crises.

Federal prosecutors charged Ohio opioid distributor that sent 6 million pain pills to small town

The indictment says the charges were necessary to combat the company's profits from vulnerable areas that are the hardest-hit by the opioid epidemic.

New federal data exposes how America’s largest drug companies flooded the country with 76 billion opioid pills in a seven-year period

Nearly 100,000 people died as a result of opioid overdoses during the same seven-year period the US was being flooded with opioid pills.

An Ohio doctor faces 25 murder charges after prosecutors say he prescribed patients excessive amounts of painkillers, including fentanyl

William Husel, 43, turned himself in on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to each charge. Each count yields a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

Elizabeth Warren is picking a fight with the billionaire family that is accused of deceptively marketing opioids like OxyContin

Warren targeted the Sacklers while laying out her $100 billion plan to fight the opioid crisis, which she would fund with her "ultra-millionaire" tax.