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West Virginia Lawsuit Over Opioids Reaches Closing Arguments

Jul 29 2021 // Three major U.S. drug distributors should be held responsible for sending a “tsunami” of prescription pain pills that caused a health crisis in one corner of West Virginia, an attorney for local governments...

In Opioid Trial Closing, West Virginia Blames Drug Distributors. Distributors Blame Doctors.

Jul 28 2021 // CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for a West Virginia city and county hard hit by the opioid crisis began wrapping up their case in a $2.5 billion trial on Tuesday arguing major drug distributors flooded the region with the...

West Virginia Attorney General Opposes Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Plan

Jul 15 2021 // West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said he will oppose OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan, arguing that his state, one of the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, would get shorted in...

Economist Says Huntington, West Virginia Opioid Response Will Cost $2.5 billion

Jul 2 2021 // A 15-year plan to abate the opioid crisis in a West Virginia community will cost local officials $2.5 billion, a forensic economist has testified. George Barrett testified Tuesday that Cabell County and the city of...

Environmentalists To Sue West Virginia Over Pollution At Greensdale Coals Site

Jul 2 2021 // A group of environmentalists said Tuesday it intended to sue West Virginia over evidence of pollutants running into waterways from a coal mine site. In a letter to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,...

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