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Katie Zezima

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Past articles by Katie:

Ohio tries an unusual tactic toward opioid settlement: Working together

State officials and hundreds of municipalities are near a deal on how to divide up any money. → Read More

Bloomberg’s Super Bowl ad focuses on the ‘national crisis’ of gun violence, not Trump

The advertisement, released Thursday, features a Texas woman whose son was shot to death in 2013. → Read More

D.C. attorney general issues subpoenas to NRA, its charitable foundation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine is seeking financial records, payments to officers and vendors → Read More

NRA’s top lobbyist resigns amid chaos at the gun rights organization

Christopher W. Cox resigned after allegations that he participated in an extortion scheme, which he denies. → Read More

NRA sidelines its top lobbyist, Chris Cox, in latest sign of internal turmoil

In a new lawsuit, the gun rights organization accused Cox of taking part in a “conspiracy” against the chief executive. → Read More

California Assembly approves supervised opioid injection facility, faces federal opposition

State measure aims to curb drug overdoses, but federal government has said such facilities are illegal and is suing Philadelphia to block a similar effort. → Read More

Congressional report: Purdue Pharma influenced World Health Organization's opioid guidelines

WASHINGTON - A new congressional report claims that the World Health Organization's guidelines on treating pain were directly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, including a set of directions for prescribing powerful painkillers that appear to have been taken from opioid giant Purdue Pharma. The investigation, from the offices of Reps. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Hal Rogers, R-Ky.,… → Read More

Congressional report: Purdue Pharma influenced World Health Organization’s opioid guidelines

A bipartisan investigation alleges the international group took directions from the drugmaker’s marketing and sales strategies. → Read More

The U.S. has slashed its refugee intake. Syrians fleeing war are most affected.

Their numbers fell from 12,587 in fiscal 2016 to 62 in fiscal 2018. → Read More

Senate Democrats ask NRA execs, PR firm for documents related to alleged self-dealing

Members of the Senate Finance Committee are asking Wayne LaPierre, Oliver North and Ackerman McQueen to turn over documents. → Read More

NRA reelects LaPierre as CEO, Trump blames group’s woes on New York state

Public power struggle, accusations of extortion and financial mismanagement, and ongoing investigations in New York took center stage at the group’s annual meeting. → Read More

NRA battles internal strife, external pressures as Oliver North steps down as president

The announcement by North came a day after NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre issued a letter to the NRA’s board claiming North had attempted to extort him. → Read More

Philadelphia plans to open supervised opioid injection facility despite federal lawsuit

The Department of Justice has tried to block the facility it likens to a drug den, but local officials believe an innovative solution might be the only way to stem the opioid crisis. → Read More

Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths

Katie Zezima and Joel Achenbach on gun control and the public health crisis of suicides. Anton Troianovski and Shane Harris on how Russia interfered in American elections. Plus, Reed Albergotti on Apple switching up its business model. → Read More

With $270 million settlement, Purdue Pharma starts paying for the opioid crisis

Katie Zezima on the pharmaceutical company’s landmark settlement. Amy Gardner on voting rights for felons in Florida. And Dan Zak on butterflies and the border wall. → Read More

Gun-control groups change their focus amid little movement in Congress

Unable to achieve major federal gun legislation in the wake of the nation's notorious mass shootings, U.S. gun-control groups are shifting their focus to state laws that keep guns out of the hands of those at risk of being violent or suicidal. The approach comes as groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety acknowledge that a powerful gun lobby and entrenched American views about gun rights have… → Read More

Obama officials failed to focus as fentanyl burned its way across America

Despite mounting deaths and warnings, the administration did not take extraordinary measures to confront an extraordinary crisis, experts say. → Read More

Purdue Pharma CEO says bankruptcy is ‘an option’ as company faces opioid lawsuits

Craig Landau told The Washington Post that Purdue is developing a powerful anti-overdose drug in a pro-bono effort to combat the effects of the opioid crisis. → Read More

Purdue Pharma says opioid lawsuit by Mass. attorney general amounts to ‘oversimplified scapegoating’

The suit alleges that Purdue disregarded safety and pushed doctors to prescribe high doses of OxyContin. → Read More

Oklahoma could provide first test of who will pay for the opioid crisis

OKLAHOMA CITY - Big pharma is facing a major test in a small courthouse 20 miles south of here: the first trial at which a jury could decide whether drug companies bear responsibility for the nation's opioid crisis. Thousands of cities, counties, Native American tribes and others have filed lawsuits up and down the opioid supply chain, alleging various claims of culpability for the crisis that… → Read More