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  • purdue pharma Feb 24

    Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Starts Ad Campaign for Claims

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma launched an ad campaign Monday to tell people harmed by their powerful prescription opioid where they can file claims against the company. The $23.8 million campaign is part of Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings as it tries to resolve close to 3,000 lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis. Notifying people who might have claims against a…

  • Opioid Crisis Jan 25

    Opioid Victims Can Begin Filing Claims Against Purdue Pharma

    The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the company

  • Tufts University Dec 6, 2019

    Tufts University Severs Ties With Family Behind OxyContin

    Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family’s role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision Thursday, ending a relationship that has spanned nearly four decades and brought $15 million to…

  • judge Nov 15, 2019

    Oklahoma Judge Reduces J&J Order in Opioid Lawsuit by $107M

    An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation. District Judge Thad Balkman’s latest order directs the company to pay the state $465 million. In it,...

  • New York Oct 6, 2019

    Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

    Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company’s role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched by addiction have important seats at the table — and could force fundamental changes to...

  • New York Oct 5, 2019

    Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

    Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma’s offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation’s opioid crisis in court filings that also said the company had funneled up to $13 billion to its controlling family. Their legal filings said the tentative deal does...

  • Europe Sep 15, 2019

    The Rise and Fall of an Eagle Scout's Deadly Fentanyl Empire

    The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pills inside,...

  • Attorney Sep 12, 2019

    Raoul: Purdue Pharma Deal Should Hold Sacklers Accountable

    Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul says any deal with Purdue Pharma for the role it played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis must hold the Sackler family, owners of the company, accountable. A tentative settlement with Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday would have Purdue file for a structured bankruptcy and pay as much as $12 billion over time, with about $3...

  • Attorney Sep 12, 2019

    Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

    A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it. The agreement with about half the states and attorneys representing roughly 2,000 local governments...

  • United States Sep 11, 2019

    OxyContin Maker Agrees to Tentative Settlement: Attorneys

    Attorneys for some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis.

  • Indiana Sep 3, 2019

    Purdue University: School Has No Connection to Purdue Pharma

    Purdue University in Indiana wants the public to know that it has no connection to a Connecticut-based company blamed for helping drive the nation’s opioid crisis.

  • United States Jul 24, 2019

    No Obligation to the Public, Opioid Distributor Tells Lawyer

    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. That’s one of the exchanges included in thousands of pages of court documents, including depositions and internal emails, made public this week in lawsuits...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines

    The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines

    The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the...

  • President Jun 3, 2019

    California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

    California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely abused in the U.S.

  • President Jun 3, 2019

    California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

    California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely abused in the U.S.

  • United States May 31, 2019

    New Jersey Sues Sackler Family Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

    New Jersey is suing eight members of the family that founded opioid drug maker Purdue Pharma over the lethal toll of the drugs.

  • Attorney May 29, 2019

    Oklahoma Attorney Blames Corporate Greed for Opioid Crisis

    Corporate greed is responsible for an opioid crisis that has cost Oklahoma thousands of lives and will take billions of dollars to repair, the state’s attorney general told a judge Tuesday at the start of the nation’s first state trial against the companies accused of fueling the problem.

  • facebook Apr 12, 2019

    Parents Press Harvard to Remove Opioid Maker's Name From Museum

    Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building the housed the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

  • Attorney Mar 26, 2019

    Maker of OxyContin Reaches $270M Settlement in Oklahoma

    The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. It is the first settlement to come out of the recent coast-to-coast wave of nearly 2,000 lawsuits against Purdue Pharma that threaten...

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