Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $99 million to settle claims by West Virginia that it helped fuel an opioid addiction crisis in the state, removing the company from an ongoing trial that began earlier in April.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. supplied billions of opioid pills to drug addicts and criminals, contributing to an addiction epidemic in Florida, a lawyer for the state said on April 11 as a civil trial against the pharmacy chain got underway.

Use of classic psychedelics may lower a person’s odds of developing opioid use disorder, said a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

O.C Suboxone understands the severity of opioid use disorder and is working to raise awareness on healthier alternatives to treat chronic pain.

Med Ad News spoke with Christian Heidbreder, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Indivior Inc., about some of the barriers to patients seeking treatment for opioid use disorder, how to integrate treatment for opioid use disorder and infectious disease services, and the company’s efforts to provide treatments for those struggling with the disorder.

Privately held Pear Therapeutics said the company raised $64 million from investors, including Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, weeks after launching a mobile app for treating patients with substance use disorder.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new draft guidance for the development of novel medicines aimed at the treatment of opioid use disorder.