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Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis

Oct. 02, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — So many prescription painkillers were dispensed in Lake County, Ohio, between 2012 and 2016 that the amount equaled 265 pills for every resident. Just to the south, the flood of prescription opioids during the same period equated to 400 pills for every resident of Trumbull...

Cherokee Nation reaches $75M settlement with drug companies

Sep. 28, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and three opioid distributors reached a $75 million settlement to resolve opioid-related claims against the companies, the tribe and the companies announced Tuesday. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe announced the settlement,...

Endo latest company to settle with New York over opioids

Sep. 09, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The state of New York and two large counties agreed Thursday a $50 million deal to end their lawsuits with drugmaker Endo International, in the latest of a progression of settlements of government claims over the opioid addiction and overdose crisis. ...

Companies: $26B settlement of opioid lawsuits to move ahead

Sep. 04, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

Four companies in the drug industry said Saturday that enough states had agreed to a settlement of lawsuits over the opioid crisis for them to move ahead with the $26 billion deal. An announcement from the three largest U.S. drug distribution companies and a confirmation...

Purdue Pharma director grilled on proposed opioid settlement

Aug. 12, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin and its other prescription opioid painkillers entered its final phase Thursday with the grudging support of many of those who have claims against the company. But the...

Kentucky AG criticizes governor's handling of COVID crisis

Aug. 06, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican attorney general lambasted the Democratic governor for pursuing what he said was a “go-it-alone strategy” to combat the spread of COVID-19, as the political rivals await a pivotal court ruling in a case testing the governor's executive powers....

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday. The Mass Litigation Panel, a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Trial against opioid distributors wraps up in West Virginia

Jul. 28, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for major drug distributors made their final pleas to a federal judge Wednesday to absolve them while placing the blame elsewhere for a prescription pill health emergency in a part of West Virginia. Defense attorneys tried to find...

Closing arguments held in West Virginia lawsuit over opioids

Jul. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three major U.S. drug distributors should be held responsible for sending a “tsunami" of prescription pain pills that caused a health crisis in one corner of West Virginia, an attorney for local governments said in closing arguments Tuesday in a landmark federal...