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U.S. Eyes $13 Billion of Claims in Purdue Pharma Opioid Probes: Reuters

U.S. prosecutors are pursuing possible penalties of nearly $13 billion to resolve investigations of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma after uncovering evidence of criminal and civil misconduct stemming from the company’s alleged role in fueling the nation’s opioid crisis, people familiar …

Trial Date Set for August in $1.25B West Virginia Opioid Settlement

West Virginia communities seeking a $1.25 billion settlement with the opioid industry are set to go on trial against the companies in late August, a federal judge said Thursday. The Aug. 31 trial date will serve as a deadline for …

Drug Industry to Pay $1.25B to Settle Opioid Suits with West Virginia

Communities in West Virginia say they would get $1.25 billion from the drug industry in a proposed settlement that would end most of the litigation stemming from the opioid crisis in the state. The deal would be the first of …

Tennessee Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal by Drug Makers in Opioid Suit

The Tennessee Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from pharmaceutical companies asking to be dismissed as defendants in an opioid lawsuit. The suit was filed in Campbell County in 2017 by six Tennessee district attorneys whose districts are along the …

Where Purdue Pharma-Sackler Legal Maters Stand Now

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its controlling Sackler family have been negotiating with cities, counties and states on a proposed settlement worth an estimated $10 billion to resolve more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging they helped fuel the U.S. opioid …

Opioid Kickback Probe Cites OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma: Reuters

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is the unnamed company that surfaced in criminal charging documents filed earlier this week in a probe of illegal kickbacks from drugmakers, according to people familiar with the matter. Purdue Pharma, which faces U.S. Justice …

Delaware Attorney General Loses Appeal Bid in Opioid Lawsuit

The state Supreme Court has refused a request by Delaware’s attorney general to review a judge’s decision dismissing Walgreens as a defendant in Delaware’s lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis. The court issued a ruling Wednesday saying …

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 …

Delaware Loses Bid for High Court Review of Opioid Suit Ruling

A judge who dismissed Walgreens as a defendant in Delaware’s lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis has denied the government’s request to certify an appeal to Delaware’s Supreme Court. Wednesday’s ruling follows the judge’s denial in September …

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, …