Posts Tagged 'opioid abuse'

Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Don’t Like Current MDL Judge; Ask for Replacement

drug companies seek removal of federal judge in opioid trialDefendants in the nation’s largest opioid litigation might be reconsidering their odds. If they were confident, they might not have asked for the removal of the federal judge tasked with overseeing thousands of consolidated lawsuits seeking to recover damages from drug makers and distributors for their role in perpetuating the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.

That, however, is exactly what happened last month when household names like CVS and ...

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Negotiations Fail as Sacklers’ Purdue Pharma Readies for Bankruptcy Protection

“I think they are a group of sanctimonious billionaires who lied and cheated so they could make a handsome profit. I truly believe that they have blood on their hands.” These are the words used by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro after news broke that the Sackler family had tanked negotiations seeking to hold Purdue Pharma responsible for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis.

Reports indicated that a settlement between the states, towns, and other ...

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Family Behind OxyContin Abuse Epidemic Set to Retain Billions in Government Settlement

Purdue Pharma negotiating opioid settlementAfter doing their part to create and profit from an epidemic that has ravaged American communities and left hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake, the family that is largely behind OxyContin’s rise to opioid prominence is set to keep the vast majority of their wealth and will never see the inside of a jail cell.

A recent article published by The Washington Post outlines the terms of a settlement currently ...

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Oklahoma Judge Finds Johnson & Johnson Partially Responsible for Opioid Crisis

judge finds J&J responsible for part of US opioid abuse epidemicAs the opioid abuse epidemic continues to ravage the United States from coast to coast, states have spent untold millions of dollars dealing with the aftermath. From abuse prevention and treatment programs to emergency services, homeless shelters and advocacy, hospitals, and law enforcement, the cities and towns in these states have spent significant sums cleaning up the mess the drug companies have left behind; sums that ...

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Outrage Grows as Curtain is Pulled Back on Powerful Opioid Family

Americans are learning more about the family that has flooded their streets and communities with powerful drugsAmericans are frustrated by the amount of power our nation’s corporations hold over our government, our environment, and, frankly, our day-to-day lives. It seems that a day doesn’t go by in which we hear yet another tale of a corporation taking measures to improve its bottom line by putting its profits over the well-being of the people.

In most cases, as if ...

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Documents Give New Insight into One Opioid Exec’s Sales Obsession

documents show Sackler's obsession with flooding US with opioidsIt’s not unreasonable to assume that you’ve never heard of the Sackler family. And, you might not have even heard of Purdue Pharma; the company the Sacklers started and still maintain control over today. But, it’s almost a sure bet that you’ve heard of OxyContin, and it’s increasingly likely that you either personally know someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis gripping the nation or have ...

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