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A drug user prepares to inject himself with heroin inside VANDU's supervised injection room in Vancouver, Canada. Similar sites to the ones implemented in New York have proven successful in Canada. Rafal Gerszak for NPR hide caption

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New York, hit hard by the first COVID-19 wave, prepares for omicron variant

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Rob Gann puts on his clown makeup in the backstage locker room at the Adirondack Stampede Rodeo in Glens Falls, N.Y. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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Meet the Arkansas cowboy who found a new life as a rodeo clown

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Oxycodone pills. A federal jury in Ohio on Tuesday found major pharmacy chains liable for helping to fuel the opioid crisis. Marie Hickman/Getty Images hide caption

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3 of America's biggest pharmacy chains have been found liable for the opioid crisis

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Betsy, played by Kaitlyn Dever, and Dr. Samuel Finnix, Michael Keaton, discuss her first Oxy prescription for back pain from a workplace injury. Antony Platt/Hulu hide caption

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For the first time, drug overdose deaths have surpassed 100,000 in a 12-month period

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A bag of assorted pills and prescription drugs dropped off for disposal is displayed during the Drug Enforcement Administration's 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day earlier this year in Los Angeles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100,000 people died of a drug overdose from April 2020 to April 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 for the first time

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American drug overdose deaths reach historic record

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Johnson & Johnson is splitting in 2

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A federal bankruptcy judge in North Carolina has temporarily halt roughly 38,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson that claim the company's baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos. AFP Contributor/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drug-maker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Oklahoma's Supreme Court tossed out a landmark $465 million opioid ruling

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Oklahoma Supreme Court overturns $465 million opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson

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Hulu's limited series is based in part on material from the nonfiction book Dopesick by journalist Beth Macy, who has written extensively about the opioid crisis. Rosario Dawson stars as Bridget Meyer. Gene Page/Hulu hide caption

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