Purdue Pharma

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.
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.
February 23, 2022

Corporate opioid payouts now being finalized would top $32 billion

Over the next two weeks, some of the biggest U.S. corporations accused of "turbocharging" the opioid epidemic could finalize payouts to victims and governments worth roughly $32 billion.
January 11, 2022

Trending in Tort Law Part II: Courts Address the Growing Use of Public Nuisance in Mass Torts

Since prescription opioids were first introduced for pain treatment in the 1990s, the number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled, and more than a half million Americans have died from an overdose involving an opioid.
November 8, 2021

Is 'Dopesick' a true story? Experts and the show's creators sort fact from fiction

Hulu's Dopesick depicts the start of the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S. and some of the people it has affected. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann spoke with Dopesick author Beth Macy and Dopesick series creator/showrunner Danny Strong to discuss the show and just how real it is.
October 29, 2021

The journalist who foretold the opioid epidemic sounds the alarm on the next wave

When journalist Sam Quinones went looking for a buyer for the book that became “Dreamland” a decade ago, there was little interest.
July 14, 2021

Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, D.A.R.T. share insight on the local opioid crisis following Purdue Pharma settlement

Lt. Zakariya Reed with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department says the number of deaths grew drastically during the pandemic.
June 7, 2021

Cuyahoga County to fund infant mortality programs with Johnson & Johnson opioid settlement

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County officials announced late last week plans to use $2.3 million in settlement money to fund two programs aimed at reducing infant mortality.