addiction

Sacklers—who made $11 billion off opioid crisis—to pay $225 million in damages

Enlarge / PURDUE PHARMA, STAMFORD, Conn. – 2019/09/12: Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on September 12, 2019, outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, over their recent controversial opioid settlement. Getty | Erik McGregor The infamous megarich Sackler family will pay $235 million in civil penalties as part …

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China’s revamped law bans online services that ‘induce addiction’ in kids

Long Wei/VCG via Getty Images China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content. The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has voted for revamped law that will ban internet products and services which “induce addiction” in kids. Game creators, livestream services and social networks …

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