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A 50-year-old technology that uses bursts of electricity to treat pain might finally catch on as doctors hunt for alternatives to opioids

Neuromodulation isn't used very often, because it can be costly and require surgery. Plus, it can only treat some types of pain.
Courtney Love.

‘My husband died on heroin’: Courtney Love lashed out at an OxyContin heir who she claims offered her money to attend a fashion show

Courtney Love told Page Six that as "one of the most famous reformed junkies on the planet," she didn't plan to "sell out" to Joss Sackler's offer.

Giant opiate producer Mallinckrodt could soon be completely worthless, analyst says

"The opiate litigation storm is speeding up," Trucchio wrote. He says court rulings could signal further losses for the company.
Johnson & Johnson's Irvine, California campus is pictured above on Monday.

The $572 million fine Johnson & Johnson has to pay for its role in the opioid epidemic is only 4% of its annual profit

An Oklahoma judge on Monday found drugmaker Johnson & Johnson liable for fueling an opioid epidemic in the state.
Huntington, West Virginia fire chief Jan Rader.

A fire chief in West Virginia helped change her city’s approach to the opioid epidemic. Now overdoses in her county are down 40%.

In a recent TEDWomen talk, West Virginia fire chief Jan Rader detailed new initiatives in her city meant to cut down on opioid overdoses and deaths.
"While that was on the severe end of trashed, we regularly walk in to tons of wet toilet seat covers and toilet paper on the floor ... sometimes on the walls," Jamie told Business Insider.

Starbucks’ plan to add needle-disposal boxes to certain bathrooms is a brilliant business decision

Starbucks is ultimately making the right decision to protect workers and help customers.
An uncapped needle a Starbucks worker says she found in the trash in December 2018.

Drugs and syringes have become such a problem in Starbucks bathrooms that the company is installing needle-disposal boxes in certain locations

Starbucks is installing needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms as it explores solutions to workers' concerns over improperly discarded syringes.

The opioid epidemic is worsening due to synthetic versions of the drugs. Here’s what that means.

A new report found the synthetic opioids like fentanyl are contributing to higher rates of drug overdose deaths across the US.
You may be able to spot signs of opioid addiction in a loved one.

6 signs someone may have an opioid addiction, and how to help

An addiction expert spoke to INSIDER about the possible signs that someone you love might be addicted to opioids.
Jamie Lee Curtis is currently starring in the "Halloween" sequel.

Jamie Lee Curtis’ secret 10-year opioid addiction began with a prescription after getting minor plastic surgery

"Halloween" actress Jamie Lee Curtis discussed a past opioid addiction in a new interview with People.