A Kentucky appeals court sided with STAT, upholding a ruling ordering the release of Purdue Pharma records about the marketing of the opioid OxyContin.
By David Armstrong, Andrew Joseph, STAT
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By Jessica Yarvin, Erica R. Hendry
Amid several lawsuits that accuse manufacturing giant Purdue Pharma of contributing to the country’s opioid epidemic, the company announced Saturday it will cut sales staff by more than half and stop marketing opioids to doctors. Reporter Lev Facher, who wrote…
By PBS NewsHour
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will lead a commission designed to combat opioid addiction, part of Trump's plan to fight the crisis.
By Laura Santhanam
By PBS NewsHour
The abuse of opioids has become a major public health concern; more than 28,000 people died by overdose in 2014. According to reporting by STAT News, drug companies downplayed the addictive effects of opioid drugs in the late 1990s, assuring…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
The abuse of prescription painkillers is a growing problem for seniors, as it is for other age groups. But Medicare drug plans are cutting back on coverage for a specially designated type of painkiller that deters abuse in favor of…
Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of painkiller OxyContin, will pay $634.5 million in fines for saying the drug is less addictive than other pain medications. The lead prosecutor in the case and a drug safety advocate discuss the plea agreement.
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