Courtroom showdowns still face OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, the Sacklers. But after a tentative settlement reached Wednesday with thousands of local governments and more than 20 states, the fight will be less about the…
By Geoff Mulvihill, Dave Collins, Associated Press
The American opioid crisis has left a lethal mark. Experts estimate as many as 400,000 people may have died from overdoses and related problems in the past several decades. Now, more than 20 states appear to have reached a comprehensive…
Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid crisis.
By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
Some experts say it could begin the kind of legal dismantling the tobacco industry experienced in the 1990s.
By Laura Santhanam
An Oklahoma judge delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson in the first major legal decision to go against a drugmaker for its role in the opioid crisis. The judge found the company’s marketing practices helped…
By Sean Murphy, Associated Press
An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help abate the problem in the coming years.
By Laura Santhanam
On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would give doctors greater access to records of patients who are being treated for substance use disorder, in an effort to better coordinate care.
By Megan Hoyer, Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
An executive at one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships.
Over the past two decades, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died during a national opioid addiction crisis. As the drug manufacturers face a possible legal reckoning from multiple lawsuits, a newly uncovered database sheds more light on the scope…
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