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West Virginia’s Billion-Dollar Trial Against Opioid Distributors Gets Underway

The three largest U.S. drug distributors, who are accused of helping fuel the opioid crisis that has resulted in nearly 500,000 overdose deaths in the United States, will defend themselves in a trial that kicks off on Monday. The trial …

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins; CDC Urges Priority for Frontline Workers, Elderly

An advisory panel on Sunday recommended U.S. frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line to get inoculated as the distribution of Moderna Inc.’s vaccine, the second approved coronavirus vaccine, began across the country. The …

Trial in West Virginia Opioid Lawsuit Postponed Indefinitely

A federal judge in West Virginia has indefinitely postponed a trial date in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington and Cabell County over the opioid crisis. The lawsuit accuses drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson of fueling …

Oklahoma AG Sues 3 Opioid Distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Jan. 13 brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court …

Four Drugmakers Reach $260M Settlement, Ending Opioid Trial Set to Start Today

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland. The settlement covers drug distributors and …

McKesson to Pay $37M to Resolve West Virginia Opioid Suit

Drug distributor McKesson Corp has agreed to pay $37 million to resolve a lawsuit by the state of West Virginia alleging it helped fuel a U.S. opioid epidemic by failing to stop suspicious orders of painkillers by pharmacies in the …

Mississippi Files Suit Against 3 Opioid Distributors

Mississippi is suing three opioid distributors, saying it failed to prevent the diversion of those drugs into the state and contributed to the opioid crisis. The complaint was filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp. and …

Opioid Makers Endure Setback as Judge Lets New York Lawsuit Proceed

Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other opioid makers faced one of the first extensive reviews of their legal defenses to claims they violated consumer-protection laws and created a public nuisance with the sale of the pain killers. They …

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 …