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March 9, 2022

16 Defendants, Including 12 Physicians, Sentenced to Prison for Distributing 6.6 Million Opioid Pills and Submitting $250 Million in False Billings

Sixteen Michigan and Ohio-area defendants, including 12 physicians, have been sentenced to prison for a $250 million health care fraud scheme that included the exploitation of patients suffering from addiction and the illegal distribution of over 6.6 million doses of medically unnecessary opioids.
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March 8, 2022

Explainer: What's next for Purdue Pharma after $6 billion opioid settlement?

March 8 (Reuters) - Members of the Sackler family that own Purdue Pharma struck a new settlement last week with a group of eight states and the District of Columbia to resolve widespread litigation accusing the OxyContin maker of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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March 9, 2022

16 defendants from Michigan and Ohio sentenced in $250 million health care fraud scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The United States Justice Department announced Wednesday 16 defendants from Michigan and Ohio, including 12 physicians, were sentenced to prison for a $250 million health care fraud scheme.
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February 25, 2022

Cardinal Health to payout billions in massive opioid lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson and its three largest drug distributors will pay a combined $26 billion to communities affected by the opioid crisis.
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February 4, 2022

Adolescents and young adults lost more than 1.25M years of life to drug overdose deaths in a 4-year period, study finds

When someone young dies from a drug overdose, families not only mourn the loss of their loved one, but also the decades of life that go un-lived.
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March 2, 2022

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.
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February 17, 2022

Ohio AG's office study suggests link between stimulus checks, overdose deaths

Dave Yost said there was a "causal connection" between the stimulus checks in 2020 and the overdose death spike that the state saw in the spring.
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February 17, 2022

COVID-19 economic impact payments and opioid overdose deaths

Given the global economic recessions mediated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that many countries have implemented direct income support programs, we investigated the timing of the COVID-19 economic impact payments and opioid overdose deaths.
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