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Judge Sends Oklahoma’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers Back to State Court

U.S. judge has determined that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not “necessarily rise” to a federal issue. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City sends the matter back …

Boston to Sue Drug Companies Over Opioids Epidemic

Boston is retaining a law firm to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages from the deadly opioid epidemic. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday he’s tapped Motley Rice and expects the South Carolina law firm will file litigation by the fall. …

Opioid Maker Wants Alaska Lawsuit Dismissed

An attorney for Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin, has told an Alaska judge that there is an opioid crisis but the state has no legal basis for trying to pin that crisis on the …

Florida Attorney General Sues 5 Drug Companies Over Opioids

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi launched a “comprehensive” lawsuit Tuesday aimed at punishing several major drug manufacturers and distributors, contending they were responsible for “pain and destruction” and a surge in opioid overdose deaths. Florida filed its lawsuit the same …

Delaware’s Suit Against Drugmakers Over Opioids Remanded to State Court

A federal judge has ruled that Delaware’s lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors and drugstores over the opioid crisis should be sent back to state court. In a ruling last week, the judge granted the state’s request to remand the case …

Drugmakers Scale Back Marketing of Opioids

Purdue Pharma LP’s decision to stop promoting its opioid drugs to doctors is being hailed as the first result of a judge’s push for concrete solutions to a nationwide epidemic, even though the company says the move has nothing to …

Senate Report Links Drugmakers’ Donations to Opioid Crisis

Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said …

Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

Alabama on Tuesday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of fueling the opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall alleged …

3 Native American Tribes in Dakotas Sue Opioid Industry Groups

Three Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid …

Drugmaker Purdue Moves to Settle States’ Claims Over Opioids

Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma LP is proposing a global settlement in an attempt to end state investigations and lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic, according to people familiar with the talks. Purdue’s lawyers raised the prospect with several southern-state attorneys …