Posts Tagged 'mckesson'

First Trial Scheduled in Opioid MDL

Judge Polster schedules opioid MDL for March 2019 startThe judge overseeing the MDL that seeks to hold drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for their roles in the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic has scheduled the first cases in the litigation for trial. If all goes to plan, some very serious questions might start seeing answers beginning in March of next year.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Polster had, to this point, sought to get ...

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Internal Records Detail McKesson Failure to Monitor Opioid Shipments

internal records from mckesson show no effort to meet audit requirementsEvery 19 minutes, someone in the United States dies from an opioid overdose. The epidemic of abuse of powerful prescription painkillers in this country has reached unthinkable proportions. And, one company that is pumping millions of pills into small towns and big cities alike is taking absolutely no responsibility for their role.

Records of corporate board meetings are among the most tightly held secrets a company has. ...

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Consolidation Sought in State and Local Opioid Cases

consolidation sought in state and local opioid casesWe’ve made mention of terms like consolidation and MDL here on the blog a few times. They’re important terms to know, as they can have drastic impacts on the outcomes of very important pieces of litigation. Today’s post is no different. In fact, the use of consolidation in today’s post may set the stage for a large portion of the remainder of the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic.

As a ...

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Pennsylvania County Sues Opioid Manufacturers

lackawanna county pennsylvania sues most major opioid manufacturers and distributorsLackawanna County in Pennsylvania has unleashed a barrage of lawsuits aimed squarely at the drug manufacturers it says have claimed 231 lives in the community since 2014. “Lackawanna County’s commitment to fight the war against drug companies who fueled (the) opioid crisis begins today,” declared County Commissioner Patrick O’ Malley. “The line has been drawn. It’s Lackawanna County versus the pharmaceutical companies.”

The list of ...

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Chicago Sues Opioid Manufacturers Over Deceptive Marketing Practices

chicago suing prescription opioid manufacturers19,000 people die in the United States every year from prescription opioid overdoses. And, as the number continues to climb, the City of Chicago is taking five manufacturers to task over their marketing practices of these dangerous and highly addictive drugs.

The city has filed suit against a who’s who of opioid manufacturing. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, Actavis, Endo Health Solutions, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have been named in a suit that accuses ...

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