states opioid lawsuits News

Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Plan Proposes Public Trusts to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Purdue Pharma LP filed a bankruptcy plan on Monday that would resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits by restructuring the OxyContin maker into an entity that would steer profits to plaintiffs and require the company’s Sackler family owners to contribute nearly …

Tennessee AG Sues Supermarket Chain for Flooding State with Opioids

Tennessee’s attorney general on Thursday sued Food City over claims that the supermarket chain’s pharmacies intentionally profited from the opioid epidemic by unlawfully selling tens of millions of prescription opioids in the state. Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the 208-page …

McKinsey to Pay $573 Million to States to Settle Opioid Claims

Consulting firm McKinsey & Co. has agreed to pay at least $573 million to resolve claims by 40-plus U.S. states related to its role in the opioid epidemic and advice it gave to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, according to a …

Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Can Sue Drug Makers: Tennessee High Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that opioid producers can be sued under the state’s Drug Dealer Liability Act, allowing a lawsuit filed on behalf of children born dependent to opioids to move forward. The high court made the unanimous …

States Seek $26.4 Billion From Drug Firms in Opioid Litigation – WSJ

U.S. states are seeking a combined $26.4 billion from three major drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson to settle opioid litigation against the companies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. About a dozen …

States Say OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Owes $2.2 Trillion for Opioid Epidemic

U.S. states claimed they are owed $2.2 trillion to address harm from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP’s alleged role in America’s opioid epidemic, accusing the drugmaker in new filings of pushing prescription painkillers on doctors and patients while playing down …

Government Data Shows How Opioid Epidemic Spread Across America

Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part …

Judge Open to ‘Novel’ Idea of Local Government Class for Opioid Settlement Talks

A judge backed a push by U.S. cities and counties suing opioid makers such as Purdue Pharma LP and Johnson & Johnson to negotiate a settlement as a group but put off until August a final decision on the request. …

More States Could Settle Opioid Suits in Wake of West Virginia’s McKesson Deal

McKesson Corp.’s settlement of an opioid lawsuit with West Virginia — the state with the highest U.S. rate of drug-overdose deaths — may encourage other states to seek quick cash to cope with the rising societal costs of addiction. West …

Liability Test Case Against Opioid Makers Allowed to Move Forward

A lawsuit seeking to hold drugmakers and distributors responsible for a nationwide opioid epidemic should be allowed to move forward, a federal magistrate said in a preliminary ruling that may increase the likelihood of a settlement. Companies including Johnson & …