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How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain sea creatures....

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

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Can the UK avoid having a lethal opioid crisis like the one in the US? Doctors in the UK are concerned that it could follow the US into an opioid crisis, yet measures to prevent this could go too far and leave people in ...
13:16 2019-05-21

The Opioid Crisis Two decades ago, a new generation of supposedly safer painkillers triggered an epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S. Since then, opioid overdoses have...
22:16 2019-08-26

Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis Overuse of powerful prescription medication could lead to an addiction crisis in the UK similar to that being seen in the US, mental health professio...
19:32 2019-09-08

Counties hit hardest by the opioid crisis 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average number of drug-related deaths per 100,000 residents in all U.S. counties.        ...
11:32 2019-08-02

Opioid crisis hits nonunion plants, too The states where opioid abuse is most rampant are home to numerous nonunion auto plants. A number of those workplaces have policies to help workers w...
03:48 2019-07-08

Second opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisis An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling million...
14:48 2019-07-18

The opioid crisis: A 20-year conspiracy against patients. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, may have been the prime mover in the Big Bang of opioids in the 1990s, when doctors were aggressively treating...
02:48 2019-09-14

The opioid crisis: A 20-year conspiracy against patients Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, may have been the prime mover in the Big Bang of opioids in the 1990s, when doctors were aggressively treating...
14:48 2019-09-14

DOJ watchdog finds DEA was 'slow to respond' to opioid crisis The Drug Enforcement Agency was "slow to respond" to the opioid overdose crisis that took the lives of more than 300,000 Americans since 2000, the Ju...
10:32 2019-10-02

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending? Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get th...
07:16 2019-07-19

The True Victims of the Opioid Crisis Are Starting to Rebel The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting the people who use the drugs legitimately. Now those chronic pain patients are starting a movement ...
08:48 2019-05-21

U.S. government gives states nearly $2 billion to combat opioid crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday it will offer states more than $1.8 billion in new funding to fight the opio...
14:48 2019-09-04

Oklahoma judge finds J&J fueled opioid crisis An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products ...
20:32 2019-08-26

Fatal overdoses in NYC tick down, but opioid crisis rages on Overdose deaths ticked down more than 2% in New York City last year, marking the first drop in fatalities in nearly a decade even as the opioid crisi...
21:48 2019-08-26

In Ohio, cost of opioid crisis isn't just fiscal Public officials in Ohio say no amount of money will restore the cities that have been upended by the opioid crisis. Local police and fire chiefs say...
03:48 2019-09-13

Florida ‘pill mills’ were ‘gas on the fire’ of opioid crisis FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme p...
12:32 2019-07-22

New Details Emerge Over Mallinckrodt's Role in Opioid Crisis More details and questions about Mallinckrodt’s role in the opioid crisis are emerging, including whether it effectively guarded against products lea...
12:00 2019-08-25

Investigators Use New Strategy to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data Analytics When federal investigators got a tip in 2015 that a health center in Houston was distributing millions of doses of opioid painkillers, they tried a n...
19:32 2019-08-26

Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were the 'ground zero' of the opioid crisis: Study Veterans who were stationed in Afghan and Iraqi war zones after the 9/11 terror attacks have been hit hardest by the opioid crisis, according to new ...
17:32 2019-09-17

Oklahoma at trial says J&J's deceptive marketing fueled U.S. opioid crisis The state of Oklahoma accused Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday of using deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of addictive painkillers that fueled ...
14:00 2019-05-28

Fed chief Powell says the economic impact of the opioid crisis is 'quite substantial' "An extraordinary number of people are taking opioids in one form or another," says Powell, during testimony before the House Financial Services Comm...
17:00 2019-07-10

D.E.A. Let Opioid Production Surge as Crisis Grew, Justice Dept. Says The department’s inspector general said the agency, which is also under the umbrella of the Justice Department, authorized large increases in the pro...
20:00 2019-10-01

Pills gained strength as opioid crisis grew: analysis An Associated Press analysis of drug distribution data released as a result of lawsuits against the industry found that the amount of opioids as meas...
01:48 2019-07-25

Trump administration announces nearly $2B for states to fight opioid crisis The Trump administration is providing states with $1.8 billion to fight the opioid crisis, the latest in a string of White House actions shaping the ...
17:48 2019-09-04

U.S. government watchdog faults DEA for slow response to opioid crisis A U.S. government watchdog on Tuesday harshly criticized the Drug Enforcement Agency for its response to the opioid crisis, saying that amid a surge ...
03:16 2019-10-02

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addi...
11:00 2019-07-17

U.S. lawmakers say World Health Organization shares blame in opioid crisis Two members of Congress have issued a report that gives the United Nations' chief global health organization some responsibility for the opioid crisi...
13:16 2019-05-23

Report: Purdue Pharma Offered $10 to $12 Billion for Opioid Crisis Settlement Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the painkiller OxyContin, is offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits over its role fueling the opioid crisi...
02:48 2019-08-28

Purdue could become a trust funded by sales of the same drug blamed for the opioid crisis Purdue Pharma could become a public trust funded by OxyContin sales as part of a massive settlement over its role in the opioid epidemic, but some pr...
10:00 2019-09-05

Exclusive: While battling opioid crisis, U.S. government weighed using fentanyl for executions The U.S. Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then ...
10:00 2019-09-13

Sesame Street introduces new muppet to help kids understand opioid crisis ASTORIA, NY (nbcnews) – Never a show to shy from tough subjects, “Sesame Street” is tackling America’s opioid epidemic head o...
20:32 2019-10-09

J&J's greed helped fuel U.S. opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial Johnson & Johnson's greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, t...
20:16 2019-05-28

Global opioid users rise amid US drug crisis, UN report says Global use of deadly opioid drugs has risen significantly, a new United Nations report said Wednesday, amid a growing synthetic drug crisis in the Un...
16:49 2019-06-27

RICO Offers a Powerful Tool to Punish Executives for the Opioid Crisis The conviction of leaders at Insys on racketeering charges was a significant step toward imposing substantial penalties on corporate officials for co...
13:01 2019-05-24

Fentanyl Drug Finds New Home in First Opioid Crisis Bankruptcy Deal Insys Therapeutics won bankruptcy-court approval to sell Subsys, the opioid that spawned criminal racketeering charges against its top executives and...
17:32 2019-09-19

Sesame Street addresses the opioid crisis with Muppet whose mother is in recovery The Hollywood Reporter reports tonight that Sesame Street—which has, from its inception, embraced its role of socializing, teaching, and just general...
07:32 2019-10-10

John Delaney wants pharma companies responsible for opioid crisis to go out of business Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney believes that pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid crisis should be fined out of busine...
00:48 2019-07-02

US opioid crisis: experts say payouts from drug makers ‘highly questionable’ Two potential payouts from Johnson & Johnson and Purdue Pharma have provoked varied responsesEfforts to get compensation for the US opioid crisis wit...
04:32 2019-08-29

Oklahoma urges judge to hold J&J responsible for opioid crisis as trial ends Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday urged a judge to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, as the first tr...
21:16 2019-07-15

OxyContin Producer Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Opioid-Crisis Settlement (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue P...
12:00 2019-09-12

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reaches tentative opioid crisis settlement Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the agreement included more money from the Sackler family, which had become a sticking point during the r...
02:00 2019-09-12

Queens rehab program under investigation faces closure amid opioid crisis A taxpayer-funded drug treatment program in Queens will be shuttered unless it gets new management, sources told The Post. The state Attorney General...
22:48 2019-06-15

Big Pharma’s image sinks to new low amid opioid crisis, high drug prices Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing, mocks his way through a congressional hearing on drug pricing and later called lawmakers imbeciles. (credit: CP...
06:32 2019-09-05

JPMorgan Chase cuts ties with Purdue Pharma over alleged role in opioid crisis Move makes the bank the most high-profile corporation to have distanced itself from the OxyContin maker and Sackler familyBanking giant JPMorgan Chas...
18:16 2019-05-23

Senate committee focuses on pain sufferers denied painkillers amid opioid crisis When Senator Lamar Alexander, who chairs the upper chamber’s health committee, held a hearing about prescription opioids earlier this year, the focus...
13:16 2019-06-03

Courtney Love, Infamous Former Addict, Will Not Sell Out to the Sackler Family, Manufacturers of the Opioid Crisis On Monday afternoon, Purdue Pharma heiress Joss Sackler’s fashion brand, LBV Care of Joss Sackler, will send a collection of tote bags and statement ...
06:16 2019-09-10

Justice Dept. inspector general's report slams DEA for failing to control opioid crisis The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday the Drug Enforcement Administration aided the U.S. opioid crisis for more than a decade by su...
02:16 2019-10-02

Drug Company That Makes OxyContin Files For Bankruptcy to Stop Lawsuits Over Opioid Crisis Purdue Pharma, the drug company that makes the controversial pain medication OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night. The bankru...
09:16 2019-09-16

REFILE-UPDATE 4-J&J's greed helped fuel U.S. opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial Johnson & Johnson's greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, t...
00:48 2019-05-29

Drug makers conspired to worsen the opioid crisis. They have blood on their hands | Chris McGreal Johnson & Johnson and others profited from addiction and death – and yet they still don’t think they’ve done anything wrongJohnson & Johnson came out...
16:48 2019-08-29

Sesame Street Aims to Tackle the Opioid Crisis in a Way Kids Can Understand With the Muppet Karli On Sesame Street, Elmo has a new friend: Karli, an adorably furry, bright green Muppet whose mother is battling addiction. That’s right, it loo...
19:32 2019-10-10

Watch: Trump speaks on opioid epidemic, announces state and local grants to tackle crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the roughly $1.8 billion will be used for expanding access to opioid treatments and gathering c...
16:48 2019-09-04

Purdue Pharma and state attorneys inch closer to final settlement over opioid crisis involvement Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with 22 state attorneys general for the first time since t...
19:48 2019-09-11

Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 mi...
19:48 2019-09-06

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay Oklahoma $85 Million Over Claims Company Helped Create Addiction Crisis (Bloomberg) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of it...
13:32 2019-05-26

Daily on Healthcare: 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils plan to fight opioid crisis Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
15:32 2019-07-02

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for fueling Oklahoma opioid crisis, judge rules Oklahoma becomes first state to successfully sue an opioid manufacturer, a ruling that is sure to affect other drug companiesOpioid ruling explained ...
01:16 2019-08-27

Johnson & Johnson must pay over $572 million for its role in Oklahoma opioid crisis, judge rules FILE – In this July 15, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during closing arguments in Oklahoma’s ongoing opi...
19:00 2019-08-26

Judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for role in opioid crisis The state previously settled with OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical for a total of more than $350 million.  &...
20:32 2019-08-26

Johnson & Johnson ordered by judge to pay over $572 million for role in opioid crisis Oklahoma lawyers argued Johnson & Johnson aggressively marketed opioids that overstated their effectiveness and underplayed the addiction risk. ...
20:32 2019-08-26

At trial, Oklahoma says Johnson & Johnson's 'greed' fueled U.S. opioid crisis Oklahoma's attorney general on Tuesday argued at the start of the first trial in lawsuits around the United States over the opioid epidemic that "gre...
13:32 2019-05-28

Johnson & Johnson Fined $527 Million For Fuelling Opioid Crisis: US Judge A judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling Oklahoma's opioid crisis, ordering the pharmaceutical company to pay $572 million t...
09:16 2019-08-27

US drug czar James Carroll calls out drug companies for role in opioid crisis Following the landmark ruling in Oklahoma on Monday against Johnson and Johnson that found the company responsible for helping fuel the opioid epidem...
22:16 2019-08-27

Sackler family 'offer up to $12 billion to settle lawsuits over US opioid crisis' Campaigners battling the US opioid crisis have welcomed reports that Purdue Pharma and its billionaire owners the Sackler family are preparing to pay...
11:00 2019-08-28

Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis. With Similar Lawsuits Across the Country, That Could Be Just the Beginning An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in a historic ruling on Monday, marking the first t...
14:00 2019-08-28

Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson face off in the first opioid crisis trial Johnson & Johnson is set to face trial in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma aimed at pinning the blame for the opioid epidemic o...
09:16 2019-05-28

Johnson & Johnson fined $572 million for fueling opioid crisis Oklahoma's attorney general accused Johnson & Johnson of a "multi-billion-dollar brainwashing campaign" to get doctors to overprescribe opioids, down...
08:48 2019-08-27

| WATCH | Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for opioid addiction crisis An Oklahoma judge has ordered US health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m in damages for its role in fostering the state's opioid addiction c...
00:16 2019-08-28

Oklahoma, Johnson & Johnson face off in first opioid crisis trial Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson is set to face trial in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma aimed at pinning the blame for the opioid ...
07:48 2019-05-28

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572M in damages over opioid crisis This will be a bitter pill for Johnson & Johnson to swallow. An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant to pay $57...
22:16 2019-08-26

What You Should Know About the Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit and the Opioid Crisis On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its involvement in the ongoing opioid crisis—a trial tha...
19:32 2019-08-28

At least 31 children in India killed by toxin in lychees Dozens of children have died from acute encephalitis in the past 10 days, say health officialsAt least 31 children have died in northern India in the...
10:48 2019-06-13

Facebook campus cleared following sarin toxin exposure fears Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus received the all-clear on Tuesday after fears that a package at its mail facility contained the nerve agent sarin. F...
11:32 2019-07-02

North Korea calls Pompeo ‘diehard toxin’ for promoting sanctions Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho also warned that his country is “ready for both dialogue and standoff,” according to a statement carried by the KCNA news...
12:32 2019-08-23

North Korean foreign minister calls Pompeo a 'diehard toxin' North Korea's Foreign Minister slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, calling him "a diehard toxin" who is derailing denuclearization...
04:32 2019-08-23

North Korea fires two suspected missiles after branding Pompeo a 'toxin' Launch comes day after regime called US secretary of state ‘impudent’ and questioned his ability in nuclear talksJapan’s Coast Guard has said it has ...
21:32 2019-08-23

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for role in opioid crisis; company says ruling 'flawed' The state previously settled with OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical for a total of more than $350 million.  &...
06:48 2019-08-27

Local oral surgeons fight opioid epidemic with non-opioid alternative TUCSON- Local oral surgeons are making it their mission to help tackle the opioid epidemic. Doctors Adam Kaiser and Jay Schmidt, oral surgeons in Tuc...
04:32 2019-08-23

North Korea foreign minister calls Mike Pompeo a 'diehard toxin' North Korea's Foreign Minister slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, calling him "a diehard toxin" who is derailing denuclearization...
07:00 2019-08-23

9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue, recovery workers affected by toxin exposure The 9/11 Memorial on the Lower East Side of Manhattan unveiled a shrine on Thursday to honor the tens of thousands of first responders who are suffer...
21:16 2019-05-30

North Korea calls Pompeo 'diehard toxin,' says ready for dialogue or standoff with U.S North Korea's top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a "diehard toxin" who only complicates denuclearization talks ...
01:32 2019-08-23

Lethal Injections Capital punishment sets the U.S. apart from all other developed democracies except Japan. The U.S. ranked seventh in number of executions in 2018, be...
15:48 2019-08-01

Scientists 'can predict how lethal a terror group will become' Researchers funded by the US Army have developed a model which they say can successfully predict how lethal a terror organisation will become in the ...
17:32 2019-10-07

Dengue fever: The small but lethal mosquito bite Often mistaken for Malaria, Dengue fever can be fatal if left unchecked. Since there is no cure for the mosquito-borne disease, only prevention again...
15:48 2019-09-02

Russia accused of cover-up over lethal submarine fire Russian commentators have challenged officials for not releasing full details about an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors....
06:48 2019-07-03

California tightens restrictions on police use of lethal force California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "re...
05:48 2019-08-20

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece’s whales ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly hig...
08:32 2019-06-21

Watch a terrifying documentary about the lethal "world's tallest" waterslide Last year, a Kansas state grand jury issued a 20-count indictment against the management of Schlitterbahn water park for the horrific death of a chil...
22:00 2019-08-14

Mohamed Salah turns on the style as lethal Liverpool see off Arsenal In the context of Arsenal’s lamentable record in this stadium this was actually an improved performance, whatever the scoreline might suggest. They w...
16:00 2019-08-24

German nurse who 'murdered 200 patients' with lethal drugs jailed for life A NURSE has been sentenced for killing 85 of his patients, with police believing the actual number is around 200, in the worst killing spree in Germa...
11:32 2019-06-06

Serial killer who took the lives of 10 women executed by lethal injection in Florida Serial killer Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said.  ...
00:16 2019-05-24

Dutch Doctor, Who Gave Lethal Injection To Woman With Dementia, Acquitted A Dutch court on Wednesday acquitted a doctor over euthanising a woman with severe dementia in a landmark case for the Netherlands, the first country...
20:16 2019-09-11

Mutant sheep are being bred in lab to fight lethal child brain disease Roslin Institute scientists create a flock to mimic human gene that causes Batten disorderScientists have created a flock of sheep that carry the gen...
22:32 2019-08-24

#StephonClark: Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Lethal Force Advances in California A little more than a year after Sacramento, Calif., police gunned down an unarmed Stephon Clark as the 22-year-old father of two stood in his grandpa...
00:32 2019-05-25

Murder Convict Picks Electrocution Over Lethal Injection In Final Hours A man put to death in the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for murdering a woman and her daughter chose in his final hours to be electrocuted rather...
09:00 2019-08-16

Lethal, hallucinogenic plant removed from busy New York City street: report City officials in New York removed a deadly and hallucinogenic plant Monday that had been growing for some time across the street from a popular Trad...
18:48 2019-09-10

Matt Taven on Lethal rivalry, Ring of Honor’s challenge, heel advice Matt Taven has held the Ring of Honor world championship for more than 100 days since winning it in a ladder match during April’s G1 Supercard at Mad...
18:32 2019-07-18

DEA investigating where Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs obtained lethal drugs, per report Drug enforcement officials tell ESPN they're looking into where Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his death. &#...
22:48 2019-09-18

Global chemical firms urged to source responsibly after lethal China blast: study A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop "cutting corners" by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers...
08:48 2019-05-21

Pollinating bees may be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil on southern Ontario farms: study New research from the University of Guelph suggests ground-nesting bees may be exposed to lethal levels of pervasive insecticides found in soil on fa...
03:16 2019-08-27

Mormon church clarifies gun policy: No lethal weapons on church property The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tweaked its rule on guns and lethal weapons after previously calling them inappropriate at churches. ...
13:16 2019-08-27

Players Have Already Found Lethal Combos For Kill La Kill: IF's Newest Character This morning, Arc System Works released the latest patch for Kill la Kill: IF, the 3D arena fighting game they developed with fellow Japanese studio ...
22:48 2019-10-01

Manchester stabbing suspect 'had manual on lethal ways to strike with a knife', court hears A terror suspect who is accused of attempted murder after a brutal stabbing in Manchester on New Year's Eve had a manual of "lethal ways to strike wi...
19:48 2019-06-12

Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listen | Caleb Redlener, Charlotte Jenkins and Irwin Redlener We study disaster preparedness, and ‘climate change’ is far too mild to describe the existential threat we faceWhen Senator Kamala Harris was asked a...
11:48 2019-07-31

First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at J & J Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson & Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain na...
13:16 2019-05-26

Factbox: The U.S. opioid epidemic in the courts As opioid-related deaths have soared, thousands of lawsuits have been filed seeking damages from drugmakers and distributors. The following is a summ...
21:32 2019-09-16

I went from cop to opioid drug dealer in one month Mark Restivo, 39, had dreamed of being in the NYPD since he was 5 years old. But when he was injured on the job and made to retire after only a few y...
23:16 2019-07-17

Who Gets the Money From the Big Pharma Opioid Lawsuits? On Monday, an Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson culpable for having sparked growing rates of opioid misuse and overdose deaths in the state,...
12:48 2019-08-27

Community offers help to opioid addicts Elk Grove Village, a community of 32,000 outside Chicago has launched a program in which addicted people can ask police officers and other municipal ...
00:00 2019-09-17

J&J say they will fight Oklahoma opioid ruling An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the them to pay $572 million, m...
20:32 2019-08-26

Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement (Reuters Health) - Opioid users who get treatment for their drug dependency are less likely to have police encounters or to be charged with crimes, a...
18:48 2019-07-12

Treating deadly opioid epidemic is a top concern for UAW In the summer's contract talks, the union is seeking an expansion of employer-funded, union-administered assistance programs aimed at preventing the ...
05:32 2019-07-09

Novel Plan Aims to Settle Opioid Suits Endo International, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers that face sprawling litigation over the opioid crisis are exploring an unusual way to sett...
03:00 2019-10-01

Oklahoma Faces Off Against J & J in First Trial of an Opioid Maker With Purdue Pharma and Teva settling the case, the state sought to hold J & J responsible for the broader opioid crisis. The company argued that it o...
22:16 2019-05-28

People who need opioid overdose antidote aren't getting it Nine million more prescriptions for the antidote to opioid overdose could have been prescribed last year if medical providers had followed federal gu...
10:32 2019-08-07

Landmark US opioid trial begins in Oklahoma Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson has gone to trial in Oklahoma over its contribution to the state's opioid crisis. The case could set a prec...
00:48 2019-05-29

How a beloved HIV doctor became one of New York’s top opioid distributors For HIV-positive New Yorkers, Dr. Joseph Olivieri was a lifeline. “I stood 5-foot-11 and weighed 138 pounds when I started seeing Dr. Olivieri in 200...
00:48 2019-08-11

Finally, More Criminal Charges for Opioid Executives A rare criminal charge has been brought against former executives at a company who helped pushed opioid pain medications across the U.S., helping to ...
02:48 2019-07-19

A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addi...
11:48 2019-07-10

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use (Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds....
19:16 2019-06-18

Drug manufacturer to pay $225 million to end opioid investigations Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to pay $225 million in order to end federal investigations into allegations that it used illegal...
07:48 2019-06-06

Opioid trial decision could shape other cases Oklahoma's court fight against Johnson & Johnson and it subsidiaries could be a road map for other states to follow in holding drugmakers respon...
21:16 2019-08-27

U.S. judge refuses to disqualify himself from opioid litigation The U.S. judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation on Thursday rejected a request by several big pharmacy chains and drug distributors to disqual...
17:00 2019-09-26

J&J vows to defend itself in talc, opioid lawsuits Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder ...
15:48 2019-07-16

As opioid settlements grow, so do questions about the money OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s legal fight against the opioid industry has racked up settlements and judgments of nearly $1 billion. As the nu...
20:48 2019-08-27

Opioid prescriptions for six surgeries down by half, study says More than half of the patients included in a study who had one of six surgeries took no opioids after the procedure, report researchers testing out a...
16:32 2019-05-31

Purdue Pharma looking for 'resolution' to 2,000 opioid lawsuits In the wake of a landmark opioid ruling this week, the owners of Purdue Pharma are seriously considering a mega-settlement that would pay between $10...
08:00 2019-08-28

Opioid epidemic 'making more organs available for transplant' The opioid epidemic has at least helped solve another medical crisis - the shortage of organs available for transplant, according to new research in ...
10:32 2019-06-06

Here’s why lawyers suing oil companies are following the opioid cases The cases are founded on the same legal theory — that the companies’ sale of allegedly harmful products is creating a crisis for which they are finan...
12:16 2019-09-03

MLB weighing opioid testing after Skaggs' death Major League Baseball and the players' union are in the preliminary stages of discussing testing players for opioids, with both sides expecting talks...
21:48 2019-09-06

Companies ask judge in U.S. opioid trial to recuse himself Major drug wholesalers and retailers facing a massive lawsuit for allegedly fostering the nation's opioid crisis asked the judge hearing the case to ...
18:16 2019-09-14

Oklahoma judge wants more answers on $85M opioid settlement NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is declining to approve the state’s proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid maker until he’...
19:32 2019-06-10

Reckitt in $1.4bn settlement over US opioid treatment probe Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said it has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to settle US investigations into the sale and marketing of an opioid ad...
09:48 2019-07-11

Teens may struggle to get opioid overdose drug at U.S. pharmacies Despite state laws expanding access to the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study suggests that many pharmacies don't ...
17:00 2019-09-26

Opioid epidemic affects combat veterans more than civilians Veterans returning from Afghan and Iraqi combat zones following the 9/11 terror attacks felt the brunt of the opioid epidemic as they acclimatized to...
23:32 2019-09-26

Federal government wants a cut of $270M Oklahoma got from opioid manufacturer Oklahoma received $270 million in its settlement with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturing giant behind dangerously addictive opioid OxyContin, but the C...
20:32 2019-06-28

Opioid stewardship programs help prevent misuse in hospitals As the U.S. wrestles with the problem of opioid addiction in the United States, many hospitals have adopted stewardship programs that may help curb t...
16:48 2019-07-03

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in respon...
15:16 2019-06-20

UPDATE 4-U.S. judge refuses to disqualify himself from opioid litigation The U.S. judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation on Thursday rejected a request by several big pharmacy chains and drug distributors to disqual...
15:00 2019-09-26

U.S. doctors more likely to prescribe opioid painkillers after low-risk surgery U.S. doctors are more likely to prescribe opioids to patients than in other countries, as 75 percent of patients filled prescriptions for the drugs w...
20:16 2019-09-04

Scientists peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addi...
22:00 2019-07-09

U.S. judge approves novel framework for opioid settlement talks A federal judge on Wednesday approved the substance of a proposal by lawyers representing cities and counties suing drug companies over the U.S. opio...
23:32 2019-09-11

Kansas Inmate Will Be Allowed Opioid Addiction Drugs The A.C.L.U. had argued in a lawsuit that if a federal prison kept denying the medication to the inmate, he would “inevitably suffer and possibly die...
06:00 2019-09-12

New Jersey sues Sackler family for opioid epidemic The New Jersey attorney general's office filed a lawsuit against members of the billionaire family behind pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, allegin...
11:48 2019-05-31

Ohio doctor charged in opioid overdose deaths A critical care doctor facing murder charges in the overdose deaths of 25 patients has pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Dr. William Husel said he did...
16:32 2019-06-05

Opioid drug defendants ask Oklahoma judge to end case The defendants in Oklahoma's trial against drugmakers are asking a judge to rule in their favor, arguing the state has failed to prove they'...
15:32 2019-07-03

Purdue Led Its Opioid Rivals in Pills More Prone to Abuse When taking into account the dosage strength of each pill, Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin represented a market-leading 27% of total oxycodone sold during ...
21:48 2019-09-19

U.S. Reaches $1.4 Billion Opioid-Drug Settlement With U.K.'s Reckitt U.K. consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser will pay up to $1.4 billion to settle U.S. investigations into whether its former pharmaceuticals unit ...
07:00 2019-07-11

Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end opioid addiction treatment probes Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to end U.S. federal investigations into the marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its ...
08:48 2019-07-11

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests France’s Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family th...
13:16 2019-07-18

Proposed Opioid Deal With Purdue Draws Pushback A proposed deal for Purdue Pharma to resolve opioid lawsuits is facing pushback from some state attorneys general who say it doesn’t bring in enough ...
06:00 2019-08-30

DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific Enlarge / Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters hold signs while protesting during the McKesson Corp. annual meeting at the Irving-La...
17:00 2019-07-17

Insys files for bankruptcy after settling opioid case Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, about a week after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a US pro...
11:48 2019-06-10

Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun ou...
14:32 2019-07-11

Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling million...
21:00 2019-07-18

4 Your Health: 1st time opioid users more at risk to get hooked People receiving opioids in the hospital for the first time are more at risk of becoming addicted. People who take opioids for the first time while i...
16:00 2019-06-18

UPDATE 2-U.S. judge overseeing opioid litigation won't disqualify himself The U.S. judge overseeing nationwide litigation over the opioid epidemic on Thursday refused to disqualify himself, after major pharmacies and drug d...
11:16 2019-09-26

Opioid manufacturer in kickback scheme files for bankruptcy Three open bottles of prescription medication. / Getty Images CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — An opioid manufacturing company whose founder was convicted of r...
19:48 2019-06-12

Purdue Pharma says settlement talks in opioid cases not over OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyers representing local governments both said they're interested in continuing negotiations to settle lawsu...
13:48 2019-09-09

Insys to pay $225 million, plead guilty in U.S. over opioid kickbacks Insys Therapeutics Inc agreed to pay $225 million and an operating unit will plead guilty to fraud to settle probes into their payment of kickbacks t...
01:32 2019-06-06

U.S. judge allows public nuisance claim in opioid trial The U.S. judge overseeing nationwide litigation concerning the opioid epidemic on Monday rejected Purdue Pharma LP's effort to dismiss claims that it...
12:48 2019-09-09

Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4bn fine over opioid treatment sales Nurofen maker reaches deal with US over alleged fraudulent marketing of SuboxoneReckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay a $1.4bn (£1.1bn) fine to settle ...
05:32 2019-07-11

Treating the deadly opioid epidemic is a top concern for UAW negotiations In the summer's contract talks, the union is seeking an expansion of employer-funded, union-administered assistance programs aimed at preventing the ...
03:32 2019-07-08

Legal Cannabis May Not Lower Opioid Overdose Deaths After All A new study seems to deal a serious blow to one of the pro-cannabis movement’s talking points: the idea that the more medical cannabis is legalized, ...
18:00 2019-06-11

Insys to pay $225 million, plead guilty in US over opioid kickbacks Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $225 million and an operating unit will plead guilty to fraud to settle probes into their payment of kickbacks to in...
10:48 2019-06-06

Opioid plaintiffs fight bid to disqualify U.S. judge before trial Lawyers for cities and counties suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic on Monday objected to a bid by pharmaceutical distributors and pharmaci...
00:00 2019-09-17

Report: U.S. opioid prescribing rates higher than other countries About 79 percent of patients who felt pain during hospital visits in the United States received opioid prescriptions, which is nearly 30 percent high...
13:32 2019-07-31

Doctor gets 40 years in prison for prescribing over 500,000 opioid doses Virginia doctor Joel Smithers was convicted in May of more than 800 counts of illegally distributing opioidsA doctor who prosecutors said ran a medic...
00:00 2019-10-04

Trial in Oklahoma’s lawsuit against opioid makers underway NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The nation’s first state trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis is underway in Oklahoma. Op...
11:16 2019-05-28

It Is Too Early for Pharma Investors to Cheer Opioid Verdict Hold the celebration: The opioid litigation cloud hanging over drug stocks won’t clear up soon, despite an Oklahoma judge’s ruling that Johnson & Joh...
19:32 2019-08-26

Watchdog finds DEA was ‘slow to respond’ to opioid epidemic WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration was “slow to respond” as America grappled with a rising opioid epidemic, the Justice Department’s in...
04:00 2019-10-02

Why were millions of opioid pills sent to a West Virginia town of 3,000? People came from hundreds of miles around to buy the powerful drugs from pharmacies linked to ‘pill mills’ where compliant doctors prescribed indiscr...
05:32 2019-10-02

How big pharma is targeting India's booming opioid market As India loosens its stringent narcotics laws, US companies including Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories and a network affiliated with Purdue Pha...
11:16 2019-08-27

Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay t...
13:16 2019-05-26

China restricts opioid in tighter painkiller controls China has imposed new restrictions on the opioid oxycodone, its drug regulator said, as the country tightens control of its painkillers industry in t...
21:48 2019-08-07

War on drugs win: Opioid and heroin abuse declined last year Heroin and prescription drug abuse declined last year, according to a new government report, a bright signal of hope in the battle against one of the...
17:00 2019-08-20

Sales of opioid painkiller codeine have halved in Australia Sales of codeine have halved in Australia after an over-the-counter ban and fears that people would be driven to stronger prescriptions have not come...
23:32 2019-05-21

Teva Settles Oklahoma Opioid Case for $85 Million The Israel-based drugmaker agreed to pay $85 million to resolve claims by the state of Oklahoma that the company’s marketing helped fuel a rise in op...
15:16 2019-05-26

Oklahoma judge to rule in $17 billion opioid lawsuit against J&J An Oklahoma judge on Monday will decide whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a $17 billion lawsuit alleging the drugmaker's marketing ...
15:00 2019-08-26

Oklahoma judge to rule on Monday in opioid lawsuit against J&J An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state's attorney general who argues the ...
12:00 2019-08-21

Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid The states with the highest Medicaid prescribing rates for the anti-craving drug buprenorphine — Vermont, West Virginia, Kentucky, Montana and Ohio —...
15:48 2019-08-21

Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoin...
04:00 2019-06-08

Local Governments Seek Negotiating Power In Opioid Lawsuit COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid...
20:16 2019-06-15

Fighting the opioid epidemic: Tucsonans gather to raise awareness TUCSON — A handful of Tucsonans gathered downtown Thursday night to march and to remember those lost. The Church of Safe Injection Tucson held ...
15:00 2019-08-30

Opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic, Oklahoma argues at trial's end Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for ...
02:16 2019-07-16

Minnesota, Nebraska to receive federal funding for opioid treatment The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Friday that Minnesota and Nebraska have been approved for Medicaid demonstrations that will ...
22:32 2019-06-28

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance Two US lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the ...
03:32 2019-05-24

Mallinckrodt Agrees to $30 Million Settlement in Ohio Opioid Litigation Mallinckrodt said it had tentatively agreed to a settlement package worth $30 million to resolve opioid-crisis lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties,...
23:16 2019-09-06

Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases A Hail Mary pass by drug distributors and pharmacy chains on the eve of a landmark federal trial argues that the judge already believes that defendan...
12:16 2019-09-14

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Reckitt to pay $1.4 bln to end opioid addiction treatment probes Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to end U.S. federal investigations into the marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its ...
08:48 2019-07-11

Staten Island mom convicted in opioid death of 14-month-old daughter A Staten Island mother was convicted of causing the death of her 14-month-old daughter, who overdosed from opioids in 2017. Leila Wade, 39, pleaded g...
08:32 2019-10-09

Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering The defendants were accused of conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based painkiller and misleading insurers about patients’ need for ...
16:32 2019-06-13

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement in thousands of cases nationwi...
17:48 2019-09-11

Opioid epidemic alone didn't cause life expectancy decline, study says New research argues poorer, less educated white adults are dying much earlier than more affluent white adults from internal diseases such as cardiova...
16:16 2019-06-13

Oklahoma takes on drugmakers J&J, Teva in landmark opioid trial Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing op...
09:48 2019-05-24

Experts say wisdom teeth removal is leading to opioid addition If you’ve ever had your wisdom teeth removed you know how painful the days immediately following the surgery can be. Over-the-counter painkille...
04:16 2019-08-22

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle U.S. opioid charges Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government char...
22:32 2019-05-24

Opioid manufacturer Insys files for bankruptcy after $225m settlement Insys Therapeutics founder and executives were convicted of bribing doctors to prescribe highly addictive painkiller A leading drug maker, whose foun...
18:32 2019-06-10

U.S. judge overseeing opioid litigation won't be disqualified: U.S. appeals court A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a bid by eight drug retailers and distributors to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid liti...
12:32 2019-10-10

Medical marijuana no longer tied to fewer opioid deaths (Reuters Health) - Legalizing medical marijuana no longer appears to be linked with a drop in fatal opioid overdoses, according to a new U.S. study t...
23:16 2019-06-10

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in face of 2,000 opioid lawsuits Purdue Pharma, the embattled US drugmaker accused of helping to fuel the opioid drug crisis, has filed for bankruptcy in the face of more than 2,000 ...
10:48 2019-09-16

U.S. judge orders big drug companies to face opioid trial A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected efforts by major drugmakers, pharmacies and distributors to dismiss claims that they caused the nation's opioid cris...
18:48 2019-09-03

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot ...
21:48 2019-06-11

Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 million to settle opioid claims Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Sunday it had agreed an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to f...
13:48 2019-05-26

Insys becomes first drugmaker to file for bankruptcy to cover opioid penalties The moves comes one week after the company agreed to pay $225 million to resolve a federal investigation into a bribery scheme designed to induce doc...
13:32 2019-06-10

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle US opioid charges Morris & Dickson, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges...
20:32 2019-05-24

U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitc...
18:16 2019-06-14

UPDATE 2-Big drug distributor pays $22 mln to settle U.S. opioid charges Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government char...
16:16 2019-05-24

Oklahoma wins case against drugmaker in historic opioid trial In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's op...
12:16 2019-08-27

Purdue Pharma Faces Internal Challenges on Top of Opioid Lawsuits OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is struggling with slumping sales, a shrinking workforce and restructuring problems as it battles lawsuits related to t...
08:32 2019-06-30

Could jail-based treatment be the answer to fatal opioid overdoses? As Massachusetts struggles with a dramatic spike in fatal overdoses, officials are sending men who have not committed any crimes to jails.  ...
10:48 2019-08-09

Federal court rules against 2 efforts to stop opioid trial CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied two efforts to upend a trial over the opioid crisis that is scheduled to start this month in Clev...
16:16 2019-10-10

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement o...
09:32 2019-06-18

Insys Files for Chapter 11 Days After Settling Opioid Case Specialty-pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell its assets, just days after agreeing to pay $2...
08:32 2019-06-10

Experts say wisdom teeth removal is leading to opioid addiction If you’ve ever had your wisdom teeth removed you know how painful the days immediately following the surgery can be. Over-the-counter painkille...
18:00 2019-08-22

Cracks in Purdue's proposed opioid settlement as Arizona backs out The U.S. state of Arizona withdrew its support for a proposed nationwide opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma LP, saying the maker of OxyContin sough...
14:48 2019-10-08

Medical marijuana vs. opioid abuse: New study questions the connection Enlarge / Legal cannabis for sale in a tobacco shop in Italy. (credit: Stefano Guidi | Getty Images) In the US, federal law has severely restrict...
16:48 2019-06-13

Oklahoma uses century-old property law to win J&J opioid suit — other states could follow Oklahoma's unusual use of nuisance law to win it's landmark suit against Johnson & Johnson could spur other states to amend their opioid ca...
23:48 2019-08-27

CBD Might Help People Struggling With Opioid Addiction, Small Trial Shows A new study out Tuesday is the latest to suggest that cannabis—or at least a key ingredient of it—might help people struggling with addiction. It fou...
19:32 2019-05-21

Opioid addiction rising in India as US drugmakers push painkillers As the Indian government loosens its prescription opioid laws after decades of lobbying, the cash-fed healthcare system is ripe for misuseIn the crow...
23:00 2019-08-28

J&J is at risk of losing its AAA credit rating following Oklahoma opioid verdict Moody's revised its outlook on J&J's top-tier credit rating to "negative" from "stable" reflecting the company's financial exposure to...
17:00 2019-08-28

Opioid addicts seeking help are often denied treatment, study finds Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in US states with the highest overdose death rates -- and th...
17:48 2019-06-04

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative deal over opioid lawsuits OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative multibillion-dollar settlement that will see the company file for bankruptcy in order to resolv...
00:32 2019-09-13

CDC Calls for Millions More Naloxone Prescriptions to Reverse Opioid Overdoses Across the U.S. There have been few glimmers of hope when it comes to the opioid crisis. But a new report this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...
02:00 2019-08-08

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative settlement in opioid lawsuits Purdue Pharma has reached a deal for up to $12 billion to settle the thousands of lawsuits it faced for the role its notorious painkiller OxyContin p...
20:16 2019-09-12

Louvre Museum first to remove Sackler family name after opioid protests France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family th...
09:00 2019-07-18

The Latest: Maine sues opioid maker over deceptive marketing The Latest on lawsuits filed against opioid maker Purdue Pharma. 1 p.m. Maine's attorney general says in a lawsuit that Purdue Pharma deceptively mar...
18:16 2019-06-03

Purdue Ditched Earlier Plans for Opioid-Treatment Nonprofit The OxyContin maker nixed plans earlier this year to launch a foundation to fund opioid-addiction treatment and research as the company rethought its...
18:48 2019-09-12

Capitalism gone wrong: how big pharma created America's opioid carnage A web of firms ramped up narcotic painkiller sales, creating the biggest drug epidemic in American history as profits surgedAs Oklahoma’s attorney ge...
03:32 2019-07-24

Drugmakers look to use Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy to settle U.S. opioid suits: WSJ Endo International Plc, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers that face litigation over the opioid crisis are exploring a way to settle the cases by...
23:48 2019-09-30

Purdue Pharma in Talks to Resolve Opioid Cases Through Bankruptcy OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are in talks with state and local governments to resolve more than 2,000 opioid cas...
09:32 2019-08-28

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative opioid settlement with some: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP reached a tentative agreement with some plaintiffs to resolve litigation over its alleged role in fueling the U.S. o...
23:32 2019-09-11

SC Johnson threatens to sue Oklahoma AG over use of signature slogan in J&J opioid suit SC Johnson, maker of Drano, Pledge and other household products, is threatening to sue Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter for citing the company&#...
23:48 2019-08-27

U.S. cities pitch framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitc...
14:48 2019-06-14

FDA proposes tighter opioid rules that would make new drugs less addictive Under the proposal, drugmakers would have to say whether their drug has "any characteristics that would mitigate the risks of overdose, abuse or the ...
13:16 2019-06-20

Virginia doctor gets 40 years for prescribing 500K opioid pills A Virginia doctor was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for prescribing half a million doses of opioids to patients over a two-year period, p...
21:48 2019-10-03

Oklahoma makes final bid to hold J&J responsible for opioid epidemic Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday made his final bid to force Johnson & Johnson to pay $17 billion for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic...
21:01 2019-07-31

Overdose victim's father to testify in Oklahoma opioid trial of J&J The father of a university football player who died of a drug overdose is expected to testify on Wednesday on the second day of trial in a lawsuit by...
06:32 2019-05-29

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he’s filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug compan...
17:48 2019-05-21

U.S. judge expresses support for novel opioid settlement talks framework A federal judge on Tuesday expressed support for a novel plan by lawyers representing cities and counties suing drug companies over the U.S. opioid e...
20:48 2019-08-06

Overdose victim's father testifies in Oklahoma opioid trial of J&J The father of a university football player who died of a drug overdose provided emotional testimony about the personal cost of the nationwide opioid ...
13:16 2019-05-29

Study: 1 in 3 young adults medicated within year of opioid overdose A new Massachusetts study found that one in three young adults who experienced a non-fatal opioid overdose received opioid use disorder medication wi...
19:00 2019-10-08

US briefing: Brexit clash, opioid settlements and Gillibrand drops out Thursday’s top story: Fury as Boris Johnson says he will suspend parliament with no-deal Brexit looming. Plus, why 500 million bees just died in Braz...
08:32 2019-08-29

An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse Dr. George O’Neil has implanted a device he invented into thousands of Australians who abuse opioids. But is it an answer for America’s addiction cri...
19:48 2019-06-06

UPDATE 1-Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling million...
18:16 2019-07-18

Find Recovery Tools Using Google's Resources on Opioid Addiction This week, the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma, makers of Oxycontin, agreed to at least $12 billion in settlements over the company’s role in the op...
10:48 2019-09-13

Bring medically proven opioid treatments into jails and prisons President Trump may have a reputation for toughness, but the White House is taking a different approach with its newest plan to counteract crime and ...
11:32 2019-05-23

U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioi...
18:32 2019-09-18

Mallinckrodt to pay $24 million in cash to settle opioid lawsuits with two Ohio counties Mallinckrodt plc said on Friday it had agreed to pay $24 million in cash to two counties in Ohio, to settle lawsuits related to an ongoing multidistr...
15:16 2019-09-06

Ben Westhoff's 'Fentanyl, Inc.' confronts horrible truths about America's opioid epidemic Ben Westhoff's book is a four-year deep-dive into the world of designer drugs, and is an impressive work of investigative journalism.   &#...
14:32 2019-09-16

Colorado makes gains fighting U.S. opioid overdose death rate As the U.S. grapples with record-breaking numbers of suicides and overdose deaths, a modest drop in overdose fatalities in Colorado in 2018 has docto...
05:48 2019-06-13

Opioid burglars smash through Walgreens, lose loot – and their freedom Two men who led police on a 100 m.p.h. car chase after breaking into a Walgreens drive-thru window to steal drugs are going to prison.   &...
21:32 2019-07-09

Mallinckrodt shares tank 39% on report opioid manufacturer is exploring bankruptcy Shares of Mallinckrodt tanked 39% Thursday after Bloomberg reported the drugmaker is considering bankruptcy as it faces a slew of lawsuits related to...
21:00 2019-09-05

J&J liable for $572 million in Oklahoma opioid epidemic trial; shares rise An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively m...
22:16 2019-08-26

US states fight back against Purdue Pharma's bid to stop opioid lawsuits Twenty-four states and DC say Purdue and Sackler members should not be allowed to use bankruptcy filing to shield assetsUS state officials launched a...
19:16 2019-10-04

Purdue Says Sacklers May Walk From Opioid Deal if Judge Does Not Block Cases The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids ...
18:48 2019-09-19

Study: Protocol reduced opioid prescriptions by 92 percent in cancer patients Only 8 percent of urological cancer patients who undergo robotic surgery go home with opioid prescriptions after use of a new recovery protocol, as c...
17:32 2019-05-22

States agree to pause lawsuits against bankrupt opioid maker Insys Five states have agreed to facilitate settlement talks by dropping objections to a bid by Insys Therapeutics Inc in bankruptcy court to put on hold ...
23:16 2019-07-02

High-Dose Opioid Pills Helped Fuel Purdue's Growth When taking into account the dosage strength of each pill, Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin represented a market-leading 27% of total oxycodone sold during ...
17:32 2019-09-19

UPDATE 2-U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitc...
17:16 2019-06-14

'Sesame Street' character reveals mother battling opioid addiction Creators of the iconic children's television show "Sesame Street" will tackle the opioid crisis in an online-only segment by delving into the backsto...
01:00 2019-10-10

Purdue Pharma accused of 'corrupting' WHO to boost global opioid sales ‘Unscrupulous’ manufacturer replicated false marketing claims to change WHO guidelines, report by members of Congress allegesPurdue Pharma, the drug ...
09:16 2019-05-22

Purdue Pharma Warns That Sackler Family May Walk From Opioid Deal The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids ...
21:16 2019-09-19

Purdue Pharma agrees $12bn settlement on opioid addiction cases A drugs firm accused of contributing to an opioid addiction crisis in the US has reached a preliminary agreement to settle lawsuits brought against i...
08:32 2019-09-12

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative $3B settlement in opioid lawsuits: report Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative $3 billion settlement in thousands of opioid cases brought against the pharmaceutical giant, according to media...
21:16 2019-09-11

Safer opioid Tramadol linked to increased risk of low blood sugar People who use the drug Tramadol, commercially marketed as ConZip or Ultram, have 10 times the risk of developing hypoglycemia, a condition marked by...
06:32 2019-08-29

Study: High-risk opioid users seek safe spaces Roughly 77 percent of people in Baltimore, Boston and Providence, R.I., addicted to heroin, fentanyl and illicit opioid pills want safe injection fac...
20:48 2019-06-05

Purdue Pharma in discussion to offer up to $12B to settle opioid claims: Sources Purdue is among several drugmakers and distributors that are facing lawsuits, seeking to hold them responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid addiction ...
16:48 2019-08-27

OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement for opioid case, attorneys say Purdue Pharma will pay up to $12 billion over time and the Sackler family will give up control of the company, sources say.     ...
22:16 2019-09-11

Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers The stay is only until Nov. 6. During that time, the parties must negotiate a plan for disclosing the details of the Sacklers’ wealth and Purdue’s ro...
02:32 2019-10-12

U.S. football player's overdose death spotlighted in J&J Oklahoma opioid trial The father of a college football player who died of a drug overdose gave emotional testimony about the U.S. opioid epidemic's personal cost on Wednes...
17:16 2019-05-29

Opioid drugmaker Insys Chairman Steven Meyer quits after settlement with DoJ Insys Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday Chairman Steven Meyer and board member Pierre Lapalme will resign, a day after the opioid drugmaker agreed to...
14:16 2019-06-06

Judge approves Teva's $85 million opioid settlement with state of Oklahoma Teva had reached an agreement with the state of Oklahoma last month, just two days before the drugmaker was set to face a trial alongside Johnson & J...
16:32 2019-06-27

8 charged with running mail-order opioid business from Queens warehouse Eight defendants have been arrested and charged with distributing “millions” of misbranded opioid pills imported from India, including Tramadol, and ...
02:00 2019-09-13

Purdue, Sacklers offer bankruptcy, $10-12 billion for opioid settlement: Report Enlarge / Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the compa...
00:48 2019-08-28

No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic The Times TV show’s producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that sta...
22:16 2019-08-18

One opioid drugmaker's solution to billions of potential liabilities: spin them out into new company Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals plans to separate its business into two: one with its brand-name medicines; the other with its specialty generic drugs —...
07:32 2019-07-23

FDA Is Going After Kratom, Warning Companies to Stop Selling It for Opioid Addiction and Cancer The Food and Drug Administration is still pressing down hard on kratom—the plant treatment that adherents say has helped them manage their opioid add...
12:32 2019-06-27

Indivior loses appeal to block generic Suboxone opioid treatments A divided federal appeals court on Friday ruled against Indivior Plc in its bid to stop Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and Alvogen from selling generi...
16:16 2019-07-12

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly offering opioid settlement up to $12B OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly offering a settlement worth up to $12 billion to resolve claims over its role in the opioid crisis. ...
22:48 2019-08-27

Purdue Pharma offers $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits: report Purdue Pharma and its owners the Sackler family are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $12 billion, NBC News reports...
20:16 2019-08-27

FDA warns companies against claiming an herbal drug can cure opioid addiction The Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings to two businesses that are illegally marketing and making "unproven" claims that their prod...
16:32 2019-06-27

Opioid manufacturer Insys agrees to pay $225M resolution in kickback case Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $225 million to settle the government's criminal and civil investigations into the company's unl...
03:16 2019-06-07

U.S. appeals court will not disqualify judge in opioid cases or delay trial A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for a landmark trial over the nation's opioid crisis, rejecting a bid by eight drug retailers and...
00:48 2019-10-12

Sacklers threaten to scrap opioid deal if they aren’t shielded from lawsuits Enlarge / PURDUE PHARMA, STAMFORD, CT, UNITED STATES - 2019/09/12: Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm stag...
05:00 2019-09-21

Drugmaker Endo to pay $10 million to settle opioid case ahead of trial Endo International Plc on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay $10 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties ac...
11:16 2019-08-20

130 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. Experts are asking why a lifesaving treatment isn't widely available without a prescription. Reuters The prescription medication naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose and has become a key tool in the US's deadly and prolonged opioid crisis...
15:32 2019-09-22

US Firm Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy To Settle Opioid Lawsuits Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy in a settlement agreement that it hopes will provide more than $10 billion to address the opioid crisis, the c...
05:16 2019-09-16

Ohio Attorney General Seeks Delay of Landmark Opioid Trial Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is asking an appellate court to halt a coming high-profile trial seeking to hold the pharmaceutical industry accounta...
05:48 2019-08-31

More than half of opioid abusers are also binge drinkers, government data shows More than half of opioid abusers are also frequent binge drinkers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report Tuesday that h...
00:48 2019-06-11

Teva Pharmaceuticals Reaches $85 Million Settlement with Oklahoma in Opioid Lawsuit Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay Oklahoma $85 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the state’s attorney general over the company...
23:01 2019-05-26

Talks with Purdue Pharma and Sackler family over opioid payout break down State attorneys general expect company to file for bankruptcy‘It seems there will be little money for plaintiffs,’ expert warnsState and local govern...
03:48 2019-09-09

Alaska nurse practitioner, doctor charged in opioid distribution scheme An Alaska nurse practitioner and a doctor dubbed "the Candy Man" were charged Wednesday with providing millions of opioid doses to patients who did n...
05:00 2019-10-10

U.S. judge urges parties to wisely use Purdue opioid settlement funds A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday urged parties that will benefit from a proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP to focus on addr...
00:48 2019-10-12

Drug company unit pleads guilty to opioid bribery scheme BOSTON (AP) — A drug company subsidiary has pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from allegations that the manufacturer schemed to bribe doctors ...
13:48 2019-06-07

Unit of drugmaker Insys pleads guilty to U.S. opioid bribe scheme A unit of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud charges as part of an $225 million deal with the U.S. Justice Department resolving...
10:16 2019-06-07

Prosecutors say J&J ran 'deceitful, multibillion-dollar brainwashing campaign' in key opioid trial Oklahoma state prosecutors blasted J&J in the first day of a landmark opioid trial Tuesday, saying they ran a "deceitful, multibillion-dollar brainwa...
11:48 2019-05-28

Unit of drugmaker Insys to plead guilty to U.S. opioid bribe scheme A unit of Insys Therapeutics Inc is set to plead guilty on Friday to fraud charges as part of an $225 million deal with the U.S. Justice Department r...
06:48 2019-06-07

Daily on Healthcare: Opioid epidemic immiserated combat veterans more than civilians Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
10:32 2019-10-02

Legitimate opioid prescriptions increase risk for drug users who doctor shop About one in every 200 people prescribed opioids in 2016 had a family member who sought medications from multiple prescribers and to fill them at mul...
10:48 2019-05-21

Oxycontin maker Purdue begins bankruptcy in push to settle opioid lawsuits Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday told a bankruptcy judge it hopes to broaden support for a proposed settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits...
12:00 2019-09-17

Canada-U.S. opioid plan helps rebuild relations frayed from trade talks The ranking U.S. diplomat on drug enforcement policy is to visit Ottawa in July to kick-start a fresh round of co-operation between the two countries...
20:16 2019-06-29

Drugmakers Endo, Allergan agree to $15 million in settlements in major opioid case Endo International Plc and Allergan Plc have agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties a...
14:48 2019-08-20

Access to naloxone reduces opioid overdose deaths, saves money, study says When police, firefighters, emergency service workers or laypeople had access to naloxone, deaths from opioid overdoses fell by 21 percent, according ...
00:48 2019-08-22

Purdue Pharma reportedly in talks with DOJ to settle criminal, civil opioid probes OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is in talks with the Justice Department to resolve criminal and civil probes into its role in the opioid crisis, The Wa...
19:16 2019-09-06

Purdue Pharma and Sacklers offer up to $12bn to settle opioid claims, report says Maker of Oxycontin accused of fueling US opioid epidemicHundreds of cities and counties have sued drug company Purdue Pharma and members of the multi...
19:48 2019-08-27

A Nurse's Alleged Opioid Theft Led to a Blood Infection Outbreak at a New York Hospital An outbreak of a rare infection at a western New York hospital in 2018 was sparked by a nurse’s opioid use disorder, a new case report out Thursday s...
16:16 2019-08-08

Federal judge pauses opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, Sackler family A federal judge paused more than 2,600 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Friday so parties can address their differences to allow the...
01:16 2019-10-12

Opioid Ghouls at Purdue Pharma Reach Tentative Settlement Worth Billions Purdue Pharma, the Oxycontin manufacturer that largely fueled the opioid crisis, reached a tentative settlement with attorneys representing municipal...
07:32 2019-09-12

Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 mi...
15:48 2019-09-06

Drug companies urge appeals court to remove judge from U.S. opioid litigation Eight drug companies on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation, in a last-ditch effort...
15:00 2019-10-01

UPDATE 3-Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 bln-$12 bln offer to settle opioid claims -sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10...
17:48 2019-08-27

How Ohio is coping with its high opioid overdose death rate that's slamming its economy About 5,000 people die from opioid overdoses in Ohio each year. It's destroying families and hurting the state's workforce. Now the governo...
08:48 2019-07-10

UPDATE 1-Indivior loses appeal to block generic Suboxone opioid treatments A divided federal appeals court on Friday ruled against Indivior Plc in its bid to stop Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and Alvogen from selling generi...
16:16 2019-07-12

Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder in opioid deaths Ohio prosecutors charged a physician Wednesday with more than two dozen counts of murder, for prescribing fatal doses of opioids to near-death patien...
14:48 2019-06-05

Lap-dances, kick-backs, and debt: Infamous opioid maker files for bankruptcy Enlarge / Insys Therapeutics founder John N. Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston on March 13, 2019. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe) Opioid manufa...
17:00 2019-06-11

Supreme Court could hear first case over the opioid epidemic in suit brought by Arizona Arizona alleged that the family behind the OxyContin maker unlawfully transferred billions of dollars over the last decade out of Purdue to enrich th...
10:48 2019-08-02

Opioid maker Insys Therapeutics files Chapter 11 bankruptcy after corruption charges Pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday less than a week after pleading guilty to fraud charges. ...
10:32 2019-06-10

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't curb opioid overdose deaths, study says Lawmakers and marijuana advocates have argued that legalizing weed to manage chronic paid can help reduce opioid addiction, but researchers at Stanfo...
16:32 2019-06-10

Purdue infiltrated WHO, manipulated opioid policies to boost sales, report finds Enlarge / Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the compa...
17:32 2019-05-23

UPDATE 5-Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 bln-$12 bln offer to settle opioid lawsuits -sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits against the company ...
19:48 2019-08-27

Ohio hospital where doctor accused of opioid murders worked settles lawsuits The Ohio hospital that employed a doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for giving often fatal doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of sick patien...
23:48 2019-08-27

Long drive times in rural areas may be a barrier to opioid addiction treatment (Reuters Health) - Drive times to opioid treatment programs may be as much as six times longer in rural U.S. counties compared to urban ones, researc...
03:16 2019-10-02

UPDATE 4-U.S. football player's overdose death spotlighted in J&J Oklahoma opioid trial The father of a college football player who died of a drug overdose gave emotional testimony about the U.S. opioid epidemic's personal cost on Wednes...
17:32 2019-05-29

Opioid doctor's 40-year sentence is stark reminder of widespread overdose epidemic Opioids are often used to treat chronic and acute pain, and when used appropriately can be a solution for patients. But the drugs also come with seri...
18:48 2019-10-04

Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for giving fatal opioid doses An Ohio doctor was charged with 25 counts of murder for administering high and sometimes fatal doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of very sick pat...
18:16 2019-06-05

Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, according to a federal audit.  ...
12:01 2019-07-22

Utah man, 29, ran 50-state opioid ring out of basement; now faces life in prison, authorities say A man in Utah was convicted Friday of running a multimillion-dollar opioid ring out if his basement that pumped more than a half-million counterfeit ...
11:48 2019-08-31

Purdue Pharma in talks over multibillion-dollar deal to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits The Sackler family would lose control of the business and contribute at least $3 billion to the settlement, which could total as much as $12 billion,...
11:32 2019-08-28

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payout in bankruptcy case The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case for opioid-maker Purdue Pharma issued an interim order late Wednesday allowing the company and its subsidiar...
10:00 2019-09-20

Drug makers flooded US with billions of opioid pills as epidemic surged, data shows Statistics are a blow to country’s biggest pharmaceuticals that paid millions of dollars in out of court settlementsDrug makers and distributors floo...
09:48 2019-07-17

Drug Makers, Distributors Failed to Stop Suspect Opioid Shipments, Filing Alleges Many of the nation’s largest drug manufacturers and distributors failed to implement even the most basic systems to halt suspicious drug orders as th...
21:48 2019-07-19

Opioid maker Mallinckrodt reaches tentative settlement in Ohio cases set for trial next month Opioid maker Mallinckrodt's stock jumped by more than 15% on Friday after hitting an all-time low the day before and reaching tentative settleme...
19:16 2019-09-06

Exclusive: Purdue Pharma nears partial opioid settlement, bankruptcy filing - sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is nearing a partial agreement to resolve widespread litigation over its alleged role in fueling the U.S. opioid cri...
13:16 2019-09-11

OxyContin maker negotiating $10 to 12 billion opioid settlement with state, local governments: report The maker of OxyContin—Purdue Pharma, which is owned by members of the Sackler Family--- is reportedly offering a $10 to $12 billion payout to settle...
20:32 2019-08-28

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative settlement in opioid lawsuit, but some states aren't on board OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, reached a tentative deal Wednesday with dozens of states and thousands of local gov...
05:32 2019-09-12

Opioid sales fuel Purdue Pharma settlement as critics scream ‘blood money’ The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling mor...
19:48 2019-09-19

Opioid maker Mallinckrodt's stock hits all-time low on report of hiring bankruptcy advisor The company's shares, which plunged 39% to $1.59, have lost 95% of their value in the past year and are even farther from their 2015 peak of $13...
21:00 2019-09-05

Drug companies shipped hundreds of millions of suspicious opioid orders to Ohio, court documents say Drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and practitioners acted as street couriers and shipped "hundreds of millions" of suspicious opioid doses...
19:32 2019-07-22

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative deal to settle roughly 2,000 state and local opioid cases OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative agreement to settle some 2,000 opioid lawsuits filed by local governments, Native American trib...
17:48 2019-09-11

Daily on Healthcare, Presented by American Association of Kidney Patients: Realtors have been pulled into the opioid fight Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
19:00 2019-08-26

Northern Arizona football player Malik Noshi died of opioid overdose, autopsy report says Former Northern Arizona University football player Malik Noshi died of an opioid overdose, according to autopsy report released by medical examiners....
10:48 2019-09-04

World Health Organization removes guidelines downplaying opioid addiction risk after criticism from US legislators The World Health Organization will discontinue two publications providing guidelines for prescribing opioids in response to accusations from U.S. law...
17:48 2019-06-20

Mother of Oklahoma football player who died of opioid overdose: I 'absolutely' hold drug companies responsible An Oklahoma mother whose son died of a prescription opioid overdose has argued that pharmaceutical companies are to blame for the modern opioid crisi...
17:32 2019-05-28

| Black abuse victims suffer | J&J battles over opioid ruling: WATCH the top world news videos for today Church offers lower pay-outs to black abuse victims | J&J says it will fight Oklahoma opioid ruling; here are the top world news videos for today. WA...
04:16 2019-08-27

Judge grants request from Sackler family, owners of opioid maker Purdue Pharma, to halt civil lawsuits District Judge Robert Drain’s ruling is an unusual step halting action in about 25 lawsuits brought by various states against Purdue and members of t...
20:48 2019-10-11

Johnson & Johnson Verdict Sends Opioid Makers A Billion-Dollar Warning The US pharmaceutical industry faces tens of billions of dollars in potential damage payments for fueling the opioid addiction crisis after Oklahoma ...
23:48 2019-08-27

Johnson & Johnson wants Oklahoma opioid case tossed, 'fireworks' expected Monday Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has asked the judge presiding over the historic Oklahoma opioid trial to toss the case, saying the company has been made ...
23:32 2019-07-07

First major opioid trial begins in Oklahoma vs. drug maker Johnson & Johnson A historic trial begins Tuesday between the state of Oklahoma and drug maker Johnson & Johnson, which is accused of facilitating the U.S. opioid cris...
09:16 2019-05-28

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay Oklahoma $572M in landmark opioid case Johnson & Johnson will have to pay the state of Oklahoma for its role in the opioid epidemic, a judge ruled in the country’s first civil case seeking...
19:00 2019-08-26

Oklahoma wins opioid case against Johnson & Johnson, gets tiny payout Enlarge / IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 26: A sign is posted at the Johnson & Johnson campus on August 26, 2019 in Irvine, California. A judge has ord...
00:48 2019-08-28

Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson verdict figures to impact other opioid lawsuits The ruling Monday ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to clean up Oklahoma’s opioid crisis could impact similar lawsuits seeking to hold t...
19:16 2019-08-27

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Settle Ohio Opioid Lawsuits for $20.4 Million Johnson & Johnson said it has agreed to a $20.4 million deal to avoid a coming trial accusing the company of helping spark an opioid-addiction crisis...
04:00 2019-10-02

First major opioid trial begins in Oklahoma vs. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said the opioid crisis is "devastating" his state Tuesday during opening remarks in a historic trial between th...
17:32 2019-05-28

Johnson & Johnson Reaches $20.4 Million Settlement Ahead Of Opioid Trial US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached a $20.4 million settlement to avoid a much-anticipated trial in Ohio for al...
07:32 2019-10-02

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid claims: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, is in discussion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 bil...
16:16 2019-08-27

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid lawsuits: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits against the company ...
19:48 2019-08-27

Drugmaker Purdue Pharma reportedly offered $10 billion to $12 billion to settle opioid claims Reuters Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News r...
07:16 2019-08-28

Oklahoma urges judge in historic opioid case to deliver $17.2 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson In its final filing of a case being watched around the country, the state of Oklahoma implored a judge to deliver a record $17.2 billion verdict agai...
20:00 2019-08-01

Two brothers, hockey players, dead on same day of opioid overdose. ‘It was just a horrible, horrible morning.’ Becky Savage lived a nightmare impossible to imagine. Two of her sons, Nick and Jack, dead in their beds the same morning after trying oxycodone. &...
16:16 2019-06-13

Johnson & Johnson Shares Jump 5% After Judge Finds Company Liable in Oklahoma Opioid Outbreak (Bloomberg) — Johnson & Johnson shares rose as much as 5.4% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay far less than some investors exp...
07:16 2019-08-27

Two brothers, hockey players, died on same day of opioid overdose. ‘It was just a horrible, horrible morning’ Becky Savage lived a nightmare impossible to imagine. Two of her sons, Nick and Jack, dead in their beds the same morning after trying oxycodone. &...
17:32 2019-06-15

Study: Opioid recovery requires more treatment than alcohol recovery People addicted to drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids have a harder time kicking the habit than those addicted to alcohol, according...
22:48 2019-08-06

Johnson & Johnson to Settle Ohio Opioid Lawsuits for $20.4 Million Johnson & Johnson said it has agreed to a $20.4 million deal to avoid a coming trial accusing the company of helping spark an opioid-addiction crisis...
07:32 2019-10-02

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial Oklahoma pursued the first case against a drug manufacturer for the national public health disaster, and the ruling may point to what lies ahead in 2...
00:16 2019-08-27

McKinsey Advised Johnson & Johnson on Increasing Opioid Sales In a trial in Oklahoma, records showed the firm was consulted about sales at a time when abuse of pain medicine was widespread. Cases in two other st...
08:00 2019-08-01

Johnson & Johnson agree £16.6 million settlement over opioid epidemic Drugs giant Johnson & Johnson has made a $20.4 million (£16.6 million) settlement with two American local authorities to avoid going to trial over th...
10:00 2019-10-02

Johnson & Johnson climbs after settling two opioid epidemic lawsuits, allowing it to avoid an upcoming federal trial (JNJ) Associated Press Johnson & Johnson shares jumped as much as 3.6% on Wednesday after the company settled two Ohio opioid-crisis lawsuits for $20.4 mi...
12:00 2019-10-02

'Clearly a game.' Opioid lawsuit settlements appear aimed at giving tax breaks to drug firms, experts say Politicians tout settlements with pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. But those payments may be used to reduce the companies' tax...
17:16 2019-09-12

Why Was Johnson & Johnson the Only Opioid Maker on Trial in Oklahoma? Other states are suing a range of drug makers, distributors and retailers. Here are three reasons Johnson & Johnson was the only company on trial in ...
00:16 2019-08-27

What You Need to Know About the Iran Crisis President Trump approved and then canceled an attack on Iran with just minutes to spare. Here’s a guide to the crisis, with links to further reading....
19:32 2019-06-21

New York has a poison ivy crisis A rash of poison ivy is choking the Big Apple, according to city data and plant experts. Complaints about the itch-inducing creeper logged to the cit...
23:00 2019-07-17

| What next for Britain in Brexit crisis After MPs rejected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call an early election to solve the Brexit impasse, he is left in limbo headi...
16:48 2019-09-10

Italy's political crisis Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte offered to resign weeks after far-right party leader Matteo Salvini called for new elections. Follow here for t...
17:32 2019-08-20

Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea With an international council now on the brink of declaring the species unsustainable – and Brexit looming – what is the future for one of the nation...
13:16 2019-08-18

Will Boeing recover from the 737 Max crisis? Boeing announced on Thursday that the head of its 737 program, Eric Lindblad, is set to retire. The Boeing 737 Max was the fastest-selling airliner i...
17:48 2019-07-11

Two years on, a look at the Rohingya crisis This month marks the second anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's northwest Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a mil...
01:32 2019-08-23

Baseball Has a Home Run Crisis Just a quarter century ago, a home-run race helped revive the national pastime. Now, the thrilling feat that once saved baseball might be killing it....
23:48 2019-07-08

The crisis in Kashmir – podcast Azhar Farooq and Vidhi Doshi report on the crisis over Kashmir, triggered by the Indian government’s decision to impose direct rule from Delhi. Plus ...
03:32 2019-08-13

Europeans face EV crisis Auto manufacturers used the Frankfurt show to make clear that EV product availability is only one factor, and customers must now complete the environ...
08:16 2019-09-15

Boeing Max 737 jet crisis: we should've been more open, says CEO Boss says aircraft maker failed to communicate properly with regulators and customersThe head of Boeing has admitted the company made communications ...
19:00 2019-06-16

Can Mexico fix the migrant crisis? The air is thick with humidity on the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala. Yet the pontoon men are busy as usual. Using long poles, t...
22:48 2019-06-21

Housing Crisis 2.0: Just Around the Block? Everyone remembers that housing prices were crushed during and even after the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Are we headed toward a repeat? Here's what ...
08:31 2019-05-21

Ben Westhoff's 'Fentanyl, Inc.' confronts horrible truths about America's opioid epidemic Ben Westhoff's book is a four-year deep-dive into the world of designer drugs, and is an impressive work of investigative journalism.  ...
16:16 2019-09-02

How Fannie and Freddie Have Changed Since the Crisis The two mortgage giants have quietly transformed in the decade since they were seized by the U.S. government during the depths of the financial crisi...
10:48 2019-09-08

How Brexit Could Unleash a U.K. Constitutional Crisis Could the next prime minister suspend Parliament to push through Brexit against the will of lawmakers? That’s the most pressing question facing busin...
13:48 2019-07-11

CBS Unveils Its New Lineup After a Season of Crisis A possible merger with Viacom is back in play for the most-watched network, after it was affected by claims of misconduct at its executive wing, news...
15:00 2019-05-21

FX: Brokers cannot afford an identity crisis The recent withdrawal of Stater Global Markets from the prime-of-prime broker market has underlined the need for providers to continue to prove their...
11:48 2019-07-02

The climate crisis explained in 10 charts From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutionsGlobal climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest c...
11:32 2019-09-20

The myth of the free speech crisis How overblown fears of censorship have normalised hate speech and silenced minorities. By Nesrine MalikWhen I started writing a column in the Guardia...
03:16 2019-09-03

The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka crisis is now over Can we declare the Masahiro Tanaka crisis over now? Can we declare the Yankees’ starting pitching crisis over now? Let’s knock out the smaller perils...
23:48 2019-09-02

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve a...
15:48 2019-07-14

Troops Are Not the Answer to the Crisis at the Border As the humanitarian crisis at the southern border has grown, the President and his allies have called for the U.S. military to be deployed in greater...
14:32 2019-08-22

Could geoengineering really help us solve the climate crisis? With increasing public concern over climate change, interest is turning to geoengineering again. Is it time to take a serious look at engineering our...
09:48 2019-05-21

How Brexit Has Unleashed a U.K. Constitutional Crisis Is Britain facing a constitutional crisis? Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brutal battle with lawmakers over Britain’s plan to leave the European Unio...
12:48 2019-09-27

The five: genetic fixes for the climate crisis Scientists are discovering innovative ways to help the natural world adapt to environmental changeLast week, scientists from the University of Texas ...
04:32 2019-07-14

Boeing CEO: 737 Max crisis is a 'defining moment' for us The Boeing 737 Max crisis has become a "defining moment" for the company, according to CEO Dennis Muilenburg. But he's confident it hasn't hurt Boein...
08:32 2019-05-30

How the media contributed to the migrant crisis Disaster reporting plays to set ideas about people from ‘over there’. By Daniel TrillingWhen did you notice the word “migrant” start to take preceden...
13:48 2019-08-01

Sports Direct 'definitely not a business in crisis' One of retail tycoon Mike Ashley's key lieutenants has told Sky News the Sports Direct group is not in crisis, and will continue to buy struggling re...
16:00 2019-08-06

How do you write a play about the climate crisis? As part of a new initiative, playwright Bess Wohl was tasked with writing a play about climate crisis, a daunting proposition that’s morphed into the...
04:32 2019-05-24

Here's everything we know about The CW's Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover Later this year, The CW will air its biggest superhero crossover special yet with Crisis On Infinite Earths, an adaptation of the iconic Marv Wolfman...
01:32 2019-08-05

Olympic Boxing Remains In Crisis The Olympics are a bureaucratic rat’s nest, with national governing bodies, international governing bodies, host cities, various Olympic committees, ...
18:32 2019-05-22

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran ...
08:16 2019-05-26

| Scenarios for Britain's Brexit crisis What next? A tumultuous week in British politics has left Prime Minister Boris Johnson without a majority but so far unable to call an election and w...
15:16 2019-09-05

Opiod drug use: Is the UK on the verge of a crisis? The use and abuse of opioid drugs - ranging from painkillers to heroin - is on the rise in the UK, particularly in deprived parts of northern England...
08:48 2019-07-09

Newark is getting $120M to fix its water crisis The Essex County Improvement Authority will lend $120 million to the city of Newark to replace pipes that are contaminating water with lead, official...
18:32 2019-08-26

How to prevent an AI-induced mid-career crisis At this point, it feels like I’ve heard countless stories about workers who are restless about the effects that AI will have on their jobs and their ...
13:16 2019-05-26

A quiet healthcare crisis in dentistry Few things are more concerning than kids without access to quality medical care. That’s especially true when the kids in question have special needs....
12:16 2019-08-05

Auto Consolidation Is Vital but Needs a Crisis Most successful auto mergers are born of crisis. Even if Fiat Chrysler finds a deal with Renault, investors shouldn’t expect a broader consolidation ...
19:48 2019-06-15

The battle against America's loneliness crisis Can an app bring together two of the most isolated age groups – students and seniors? ‘It’s important to connect with generations above and below,’ u...
16:16 2019-10-08

Anticipating the Brexit Crisis -- and the Next Recession? EWI's Murray Gunn talks tells Dana Weeks about the pattern that helped him forecast the huge fall in the pound sterling. Plus, see the chart that war...
19:32 2019-05-21

BJP "Has Nothing To Do With" Karnataka Crisis, Says Rajnath Singh Union Minister Rajnath Singh today asserted in parliament that the ruling BJP had "nothing to do with" the crisis in Karnataka, where the Congress-Ja...
04:16 2019-07-08

This must be the climate crisis election | Ed Miliband Having a few ‘green policies’ is no longer enough. Ask yourself: what will your next MP do to save the world?The government that wins the next electi...
16:32 2019-10-11

Anna Wintour on fur and the climate crisis Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation...
09:00 2019-08-16

The global injustice of the climate crisis Countries that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects, especially regarding food insecurity an...
10:32 2019-08-28

These 15 US cities may be on the verge of a housing crisis 24/7 Wall St. analyzed real estate data to identify 15 U.S. cities with unusually high home prices, putting them at risk of a housing collapse. ...
06:32 2019-05-31

NFL kicking crisis has now reached Tampa Bay There’s a kicking crisis breaking out in the NFL this season, and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. The latest example of a kicker leaving h...
01:48 2019-09-29

Why Argentina Faces an Economic Crisis. Again. Latin America’s third-biggest economy is repeating a pattern that has dogged it for over 70 years, running out of hard currency while grappling with ...
17:16 2019-09-25

Four million Venezuelans have fled crisis: U.N. Four million Venezuelan refugees and migrants have fled an economic and political crisis in their homeland, all but 700,000 of them since the end of ...
10:01 2019-06-07

Mexico facing a guacamole crisis It has become increasingly common for Mexico City's taquerias to serve fake guacamole in their tacos. The guacamole no longer has any avocado. High d...
18:16 2019-07-22

Capitalism is in crisis – and business leaders know it The financial crisis and the Great Recession bared and exacerbated the consequences that came from embracing market forces in ways that 10 years of r...
09:32 2019-09-05

A Big Bank with Big Troubles: Financial Crisis 2.0? Many big financial institutions faced bankruptcy during the 2007-2009 crisis, and now -- a reminder of that turbulent time. A major global bank has b...
14:32 2019-07-16

The income inequality crisis that wasn’t Socialist senior citizen Bernie Sanders has regularly characterized supposedly rampant income inequality as the “defining crisis of our time,” and la...
17:48 2019-09-10

Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer? Now that China is turning away the world’s recyclable waste, Australia wants to ban export of the materials and increase domestic processing. Here ar...
09:00 2019-08-12

Meltdown: the climate crisis – in pictures MELTDOWN – a visualisation of climate change has opened at Natural History Museum of Vienna. Created by the climate crisis charity Project Pressure, ...
20:48 2019-06-19

There's a Mental Health Crisis in ICE Detention Nooses made from bedsheets, suicidal detainees being pepper sprayed, and mentally ill migrants placed in solitary confinement: These are just some of...
10:32 2019-07-22

Student loan crisis: These are the schools that pay off the least With college tuition burdening the wallets of so many Americans, these schools aren't necessarily helping to solve the problem.   ...
08:16 2019-07-21

Banks can help to alleviate the refugee crisis Humanitarian crises are emerging market issues and local banks are the best way to distribute aid. Banks should make it easier and cheaper to get fun...
08:48 2019-05-21

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions a...
09:48 2019-05-26

Jay Inslee Is Actually Taking the Climate Refugee Crisis Seriously In a future where storms are more powerful and entire communities are destroyed, people are going to need somewhere to go. They’re gonna need new hom...
11:16 2019-06-06

Libya conflict: No end in sight to humanitarian crisis Migrants in Tripoli are staging a hunger strike demanding better protection by the UN as the death toll rises to staggering heights. But the conflict...
16:16 2019-07-09

Oil and migration: why the U.S. is heavily involved in Venezuela’s crisis Oil, migration and proximity. These are the reasons experts gave when asked why the western world — particularly the United States — is so concerned ...
14:32 2019-05-26

‘A zombie party’: the deepening crisis of conservatism The traditional right is clinging on to power – but its ideas are dead in the water.By Andy BeckettConservatism is the dominant politics of the moder...
15:16 2019-05-28

Peru falls deeper into constitutional crisis LIMA, Peru — A struggle between Peru’s president and congress over who will govern threatened to become a lengthy and destabilizing legal battle as e...
20:00 2019-10-02

Behind Boeing 737 Max Crisis: Lax Regulator, Top-Down Company Culture Even before the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes claimed 346 lives, Boeing flight tests had revealed problems similar to those encountered by ...
05:00 2019-08-04

15 things a president can actually do to tackle the climate crisis Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination and most scientists say the climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, while Preside...
16:48 2019-09-04

Germany: SPD's simmering identity crisis erupts The resignation of Social Democratic leader Andrea Nahles reveals the drastic toll that long-term problems have taken on Germany's oldest political p...
19:32 2019-06-03

Capitalism is in a moment of crisis – and business leaders know it The financial crisis and the Great Recession bared and exacerbated the consequences that came from embracing market forces in ways that 10 years of r...
17:16 2019-09-04

Ridiculous To Blame BJP On Karnataka Crisis, Says Ram Madhav Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav has dismissed charges that his party engineered defections in Karnataka leaving the Congress-JD(S) gov...
10:48 2019-07-08

The Concussion Crisis in Australian Rules Football It’s a brutal game, and retired players are suffering the consequences of hits to the head. But the league there is following a familiar playbook, on...
21:16 2019-09-27