Articles by Nate Raymond

Kentucky Sues Cardinal Health Over State Opioid Epidemic

Kentucky’s attorney general on Monday filed a lawsuit against drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc , accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers. Attorney …

Senate Report Links Drugmakers’ Donations to Opioid Crisis

Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said …

Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

Alabama on Tuesday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of fueling the opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall alleged …

Jury Finds AbbVie Not Liable in AndroGel Injury Suit

A federal jury in Chicago on Friday found AbbVie Inc. not liable in a lawsuit by an Arizona man who claimed he had suffered a pulmonary embolism due to using the company’s testosterone replacement medication AndroGel. The verdict in the …

Justice Department Seeks Dismissals of ‘Meritless’ Whistleblower Suits

The U.S. Justice Department has issued a memo that lawyers say could result in fewer whistleblowers being allowed to pursue lawsuits on the agency’s behalf against companies accused of defrauding the government. The Jan. 10 memo, reviewed by Reuters, advised …

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for fueling a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit sought $500 million of damages to …

Kentucky Accuses Drug Distributor of Helping Fuel Opioid Epidemic

Kentucky’s attorney general on Monday accused drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers. The complaint by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear …

Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic

Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. The lawsuit, filed by Delaware Attorney …

Judge Nixes $28 Million Xarelto Jury Award in Victory for Bayer, J&J

A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. …

Judge Nixes $150M Damages Against Testosterone Drugmaker AbbVie

A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc. that was the first to result from lawsuits claiming that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly …