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Opioid Victims Can Now File Injury Claims in Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Case

State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation’s addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot. Last Friday, the federal …

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Arizona Opioid Claim Against Purdue’s Owners

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family – owners of Purdue Pharma LP – funneled out of …

OxyContin Marketed in China as Being Less Addictive — A Familiar Misleading Claim

Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Yet, …

Massachusetts Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis Will Move Forward

A judge has rejected a request by the billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts over their role in the state’s opioid crisis. The decision by Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders in Boston on …

New York AG Tells Court Opioid Crisis Damage ‘Dwarfs’ Drugmakers’ Resources

The public cost of coping with the opioid crisis in the U.S. “dwarfs” the combined resources of the companies sued for allegedly causing the epidemic, including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, a lawyer for New York State told a judge. …

City of Vancouver Files Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Producers, Suppliers

The city of Vancouver has filed a lawsuit against major opioid producers and suppliers, joining a long list of cities seeking restitution for the drug’s impact on their communities. The Columbian reports the lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District …

States Suing Purdue Pharma Claim Sacklers Drew $13 Billion Profit from OxyContin

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP steered up to $13 billion in profits to the company’s controlling Sackler family, according to U.S. states opposing efforts to halt lawsuits alleging the company and its owners helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic. The …

Opioid Trial Judge, Overseeing 2,000 Lawsuits, Denies Bias, Refuses to Step Down

The Cleveland judge overseeing more than 2,000 federal lawsuits over alleged opioid abuses refused to disqualify himself from a bellwether trial set to start next month, rejecting a request by drug distributors and pharmacies who say he is biased against …

Massachusetts, New York Signal Purdue Faces Stiff Court Fight

The attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York gave Purdue Pharma LP a preview of the opposition it’s facing in bankruptcy court as the embattled maker of the OxyContin painkiller seeks approval of a roughly $10 billion settlement stemming from …

New York Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Purdue Pharma’s Sackler Family

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York – asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of …