OxyContin

May 18, 2019 - 8:18 am
Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin...
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May 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm
The flurry of legal actions against the company that makes OxyContin is intensifying. The Idaho Attorney General's Office sent notices last week to Purdue Pharma and lawyers for the Sackler family, which owns the Connecticut-based drugmaker, that it intends to take legal action against them. The...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:12 pm
The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. It is the first settlement to come out...
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