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Regina LaBelle is the acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. During a Thursday morning briefing, LaBelle said drug overdose deaths were up about 27% in the 12-month period ending in August 2020, compared with the previous year. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy hide caption

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Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked To 88,000 During The Pandemic, White House Says

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Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a Democrat who represents Buffalo, speaks at a January 2020 rally for marijuana legalization at the New York state Capitol in Albany. Ryan Tarinelli/AP hide caption

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization

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What Marijuana Legalization Means For Those Who Have Been Hurt By The War On Drugs

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New York Lawmakers Are Expected To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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Steve Collis, president and chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen Corp., testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on May 8, 2018. Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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As U.S. Corporations Face Reckoning Over Prescription Opioids, CEOs Keep Cashing In

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As Costly Lawsuits Hit Opioid Makers, CEOs Collect Bonuses

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New York Launches Vaccine Status Mobile Phone App

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A federal judge extended a block on lawsuits against members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, until April 21. The drug-maker filed for bankruptcy in 2019, facing an avalanche of claims linked to the marketing and sale of its highly addictive painkiller OxyContin. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive OxyContin, is keeping secret the results of an investigation of the Sacklers. Critics want the findings made public. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Purdue Pharma Conducted Massive Probe Of The Sacklers, But The Findings Are Secret

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OxyContin pills arranged at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma makes the highly addictive drug. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Purdue Pharma Offers Restructuring Plan, Sackler Family Would Give Up Ownership

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Firefighters and paramedics with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland wear enhanced PPE, during the coronavirus pandemic, as they transport a patient after responding to a call for a cardiac arrest as a result of a drug overdose on May 6, 2020. Alex Edelman /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospital Emergency Rooms Struggle With Overdose Spike During Pandemic

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Cardinal Health is one of four of the biggest American health companies have tentatively agreed to pay $26 billion to settle their opioid liability. But tax breaks could allow them to claw back $4 billion. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Tax Breaks Will Offset $26 Billion Opioid Settlement, Drug Firms Say

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New York Lawmakers Strip Cuomo's Power To Issue New Emergency Orders During Pandemic

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