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Federal judges are asked to pave way for Purdue Pharma deal

Lawyers for Purdue Pharma, victims of the opioid crisis and governments have asked a federal appeals panel to pave the way for a settlement of claims against the OxyContin maker → Read More

Appeals court to consider paving way for Purdue Pharma deal

A federal appeals panel is considering whether to allow a legal move that would pave the way for a settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and governments across the U.S. The deal would allow the company to exit bankruptcy and require members of the Sackler family who own it to contribute billions of dollars to help combat the opioid crisis in the U.S. At issue at a hearing Friday… → Read More

Appeals court to consider paving way for Purdue Pharma deal

A federal appeals panel is considering whether to allow a legal move that would pave the way for a settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and governments across the U.S. The deal would allow the company to exit bankruptcy and require members of the Sackler family who own it to contribute billions of dollars to help combat the opioid crisis in the U.S. At issue at a hearing Friday… → Read More

EXPLAINER: Where do US opioid trials, settlements stand?

A trial on whether pharmacy chain Walgreens bears responsibility for the opioid crisis started Monday in Florida on the heels of opening statements last week in another opioid trial in West Virginia → Read More

Treatment for opioid addiction often brings discrimination

There often is a serious downside for people taking medications that have a long track record of helping treat opioid addiction: discrimination → Read More

US: Discrimination based on opioid treatment violates law

The U.S. Department of Justice is warning employers, healthcare providers and others not to discriminate against people who are using prescribed medication to treat opioid addiction → Read More

States look for solutions as US fentanyl deaths keep rising

With fentanyl driving fatal overdoses to record levels in the U.S., state governments are scrambling for solutions → Read More

Facing Purdue owners brings pain, closure for opioid victims

A sense of closure is mixing with anger and pain for some of the nearly two dozen people who told their personal stories to members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma → Read More

Facing Purdue owners brings pain, closure for opioid victims

A sense of closure is mixing with anger and pain for some of the nearly two dozen people who told their personal stories to members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma → Read More

'Scum of the earth': Drug victims face Purdue Pharma owners

Addiction and overdose survivors and those who have lost loved ones have unleashed their emotions on members of the family they blame for fueling the opioid epidemic → Read More

Opioid crisis victims confront Purdue Pharma's owners

Victims of opioids and those who have lost loved ones to the addiction crisis are unloading their emotions on members of the family they blame for fueling the deadly epidemic → Read More

OxyContin maker seeks approval for latest settlement plan

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a judge to approve its latest plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids → Read More

Purdue Pharma, US states agree to new opioid settlement

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and virtually all U.S. states have agreed to a new settlement of opioid lawsuits → Read More

Judge gives more time for Purdue Pharma settlement talks

A judge said he is extending legal protections for members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma by another three weeks to buy time to work out a new settlement to thousands of lawsuits over the opioid crisis → Read More

J&J, distributors finalize $26B landmark opioid settlement

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors have finalized a nationwide settlement over their role in the opioid addiction crisis → Read More

Mediator: Sacklers willing to pay more in Purdue settlement

A report filed in federal bankruptcy court says members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma are willing to increase their contribution to a nationwide opioid settlement by more than $1 billion → Read More

No new settlement yet of opioid claims against Purdue Pharma

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and a group of states have not been able to hammer out a new settlement so far as another mediation deadline has passed → Read More

State AG races become litmus test for GOP election claims

Races for state attorneys general are emerging as important battlegrounds this year as Republicans seek to expand their reach in the office sometimes referred to as “the people's lawyer.” → Read More

State AG races become litmus test for GOP election claims

Races for state attorneys general are emerging as important battlegrounds this year as Republicans seek to expand their reach in the office sometimes referred to as “the people's lawyer.” → Read More

State AG races become litmus test for GOP election claims

Races for state attorneys general are emerging as important battlegrounds this year as Republicans seek to expand their reach in the office sometimes referred to as “the people's lawyer.” → Read More