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4 U.S. companies will pay $26 billion to settle claims they fueled the opioid crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Four of the largest U.S. corporations have agreed to pay roughly $26 billion to settle a tsunami of lawsuits linked to claims that their business practices helped fuel the deadly opioid crisis. Johnson & Johnson, the consumer products and health giant that manufactured generic opioid medications, will contribute $5 billion to… Read More

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Corporate opioid payouts now being finalized would top $32 billion

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Over the next two weeks, some of the biggest U.S. corporations accused of “turbocharging” the opioid epidemic could finalize payouts to victims and governments worth roughly $32 billion. “We’ve lost more than a million Americans to this epidemic, and sadly, it’s at an all-time high as overdose deaths continue to rise,”… Read More

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A jury in Ohio says America’s big pharmacy chains are liable for the opioid epidemic

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CLEVELAND (NPR) — A federal jury on Tuesday found three of the nation’s biggest pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, liable for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis. Jurors concluded that the pharmacies contributed to a so-called public nuisance in Lake and Trumbull counties in Ohio by selling and dispensing huge quantities of prescription… Read More

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A Federal Judge Rejects A Government Bid To Delay Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Settlement

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Updated October 14, 2021 at 8:43 AM NEW YORK (NPR) — In a surprise ruling late Wednesday a federal judge in New York allowed work to continue on implementation of a controversial bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin. The U.S. Justice Department’s bankruptcy watchdog agency had urged Judge Colleen McMahon of the… Read More