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Vermont Town Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Damages

A Vermont town has filed suit seeking damages against opioid manufacturers and related companies. The town of Bennington is being represented by attorneys from two firms that have been involved in similar suits filed in other states. The Bennington Banner …

Former Insys CEO Pleads Guilty to Opioid Bribes; Agrees to Work with Prosecutors

The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc. pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness. Michael Babich, who resigned as …

Former Insys CEO Babich Pleads Guilty to Opioid Prescription Bribe Scheme

The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid medication in order to boost its sales, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. Michael Babich, …

Trump Administration Proposes Curbs on Opioid Manufacturers

The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed tightening rules governing the amount of prescription opioid painkillers that drugmakers can manufacture in a given year, in hopes of reining in the deadly opioid epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s proposed changes to its …

U.S. Government Joins Efforts to Win Reimbursement from Opioid Makers, Distributors

The federal government, backing litigation by states and cities, will seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recover costs it has borne from the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said …