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CINCINNATI (AP) — One of the nation’s largest grocery chains is the latest company to agree to settle lawsuits over the U.S. opioid crisis. In a deal announced Friday, the… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a controversial bankruptcy case involving Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and members of the Sackler family who own… Read More
A ruling clears the way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims and protect the Sacklers from lawsuits
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids. The 2nd… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved a new easy-to-use version of a medication to reverse overdoses caused by fentanyl and other opioids driving the nation’s drug crisis…. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. went up slightly last year after two big leaps during the pandemic. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The U.S. government issued a grave new warning Wednesday about a cocktail of illegal street drugs made of fentanyl and xylazine that’s fueling another wave of American… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis… Read More
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a nationwide settlement over its role in the opioid crisis. The deal reached Thursday would require members of the Sackler… Read More
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… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has approved a moratorium on residential drug treatment facilities. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports the Parkersburg City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial is set to start in a lawsuit filed in West Virginia accusing three drug distributors of fueling a local opioid epidemic with excessively large… Read More
Under a bankruptcy plan filed late Monday, the OxyContin maker would pay $500 million up front, promising billions in future payments. Twenty-four states rejected the proposal.
MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The Madison County health department in Kentucky has kept its harm reduction program open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue its work against the other… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The opioids crisis that has taken hundreds of thousands of American lives has received less attention in the pandemic, but drug overdoses and deaths have grown during… Read More
LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia will collectively receive roughly $45 million as part of settlement agreements announced Thursday resolving lawsuits against consulting giant McKinsey & Company… Read More
McKinsey is the latest major American corporation to face legal, financial and public relations peril stemming from its role in the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic.
(WOUB) — Deaths from opioid overdoses hit a record high in Ohio last year. During the three months of the second quarter, the overdose death rate statewide was 11.01 per… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the… Read More
Critics say the settlement doesn’t hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of Oxycontin which helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s creditors want a federal bankruptcy judge to order the company to request permission before making any more political contributions. The issue arose this… Read More
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ANTICIPATED COLD TEMPERATURES.*** __________________ ATHENS, Ohio – Most know that Ohio has drug courts in many counties across the state that are specifically… Read More
Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation’s opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than… Read More
Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and other health care giants are discussing potential deals with authorities that could resolve thousands of lawsuits they’re facing over the U.S. opioid epidemic.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they’ve suspended a West Virginia pharmacy’s registration for improperly dispensing prescription drugs. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the suspension against Oak Hill Hometown… Read More