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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 …

Indianapolis Sues Several Opioid Makers, Distributors

The city of Indianapolis sued several manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers in federal court on Nov. 14, alleging that their actions are to blame for the city’s growing opioid crisis. The lawsuit contends that the “dramatic increase” in painkiller …

Local Governments in Wisconsin Sue Opioid Drug Makers

Nearly two dozen Wisconsin counties say in a federal lawsuit that “nefarious and deceptive” marketing campaigns from pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic. The lawsuit filed Nov. 7 says local governments’ health and law enforcement services …

Kentucky AG Hires 4 Law Firms To Investigate Opioid Industry

Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he has hired four law firms to investigate and potentially sue several makers and marketers of opioid-based painkillers that have spurred a wave addiction across Appalachia. But Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said Andy Beshear’s …