Purdue Pharma LP News

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 …

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 …

Purdue-Linked Entities Get Subpoenas from New York State

New York state sent out dozens of subpoenas to entities linked to Purdue Pharma LP and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, seeking documents that may show the movement of millions of dollars in profit from sales of the highly …

Purdue’s Sackler Family Must Face Opioid Suits in New York

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social …

At Oklahoma Trial, J&J Opioid-Sales Tactics Called a ‘Smart Strategy for Drug Dealer’

Johnson & Johnson used promotional gimmicks for its opioid painkillers that are similar to how criminal drug dealers try to boost sales, a pharmaceutical-industry critic told a judge hearing Oklahoma’s claim that the company helped fuel a crisis of addiction. …

Purdue’s Sackler Family Asks Judge to Toss Massachusetts Opioid Case

Members of the Sackler family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit by Massachusetts’ attorney general claiming they helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, arguing it contains “misleading and inflammatory allegations.” The wealthy …

Purdue Pharma Owners Sued by New York Over Opioid Addiction Epidemic

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP were sued by New York state for allegedly triggering a U.S. addiction epidemic with their marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller, just two days after the company agreed to pay $270 million to settle …

Family Behind Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Marketing, Massachusetts Says

Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday. Attorney General …

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. The state blamed Purdue for running what …

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 …