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Sackler Family Sued Again Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

New Jersey is suing eight members of the family that founded opioid drug maker Purdue Pharma over the lethal toll of the drugs. The Sackler family wasn’t satisfied with “merely raking in” millions of dollars and instead wanted billions, according …

5 More States Sue Purdue Over OxyContin Marketing

Purdue Pharma LP and its billionaire owners are being sued by five more states alleging the company’s aggressive marketing of the OxyContin painkiller triggered a vast addiction epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. The …

Maker of OxyContin Gets Hit with Another State Lawsuit

The company that makes OxyContin did not stop pitching the powerful opioid painkiller to doctors even when its sales representatives raised concerns that they were prescribing the drug inappropriately, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said in a lawsuit announced Tuesday. …

West Virginia Hospitals Seek Damages from Opioid Companies in New Lawsuit

Hospitals in West Virginia have banded together to sue some of the country’s largest opioid companies, saying they flooded Appalachia with powerful painkillers and forced medical centers to deal with the financial repercussions. Nearly 30 West Virginia hospitals and 10 …

Wyoming’s Opioid-Related Deaths Low, But Still A Concern

Opioid abuse and related deaths in Wyoming have not reached the crisis levels of some other states, but remain a serious concern. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported a 2018 lawsuit filed by Wyoming against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, …

Doctor, Early Advocate for Opioids, to Testify Against Drug Makers: Reuters

A physician ally of Purdue Pharma LP whose views helped drive the explosive growth in the use of addictive pain relievers for common aches and pains in the United States has agreed to testify against the OxyContin maker and other …

Arkansas Judge Refuses to Dismiss Claims Against Opioid Drug Makers

An Arkansas judge has rejected a request to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against three drugmakers that alleges they made false marketing claims about the benefits and risks of opioids, contributing to an increase in opioid abuse that led to overdose …

Vermont Sues Two Prescription Opioid Distributors

Vermont filed a lawsuit against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing the need. The …

Purdue to Settle Oklahoma’s Opioids Lawsuit Weeks Before Trial to Open

Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said. It is the first settlement to result …

Family Behind Purdue Pharma Facing Second Suit Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma LP has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving pain-killing medicines that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead from overdoses. More …