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"Worse Than Big Tobacco": How Big Pharma Fuels The Opioid Epidemic

Authored by Lynn Paramore via The Institute for New Econom.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 12th, 2017

Big Pharma faces tobacco moment as lawyers push opioid suits

Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment as litigation over opioids attract star lawyers and a growing list of states and local governments seeking their own multibillion-dollar payout to deal with costs of a burgeoning drug epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 15th, 2017

Opioid Litigation Threatens Industry’s Survival

Will the opioid crisis be similar to the tobacco one of the 1990s? Or even worse…? In April 1994, the top executives of seven tobacco companies testified to a congressional hearing under oath that they didn’t believe nicot.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 4th, 2017

Big Pharma Is Getting Hit With a Huge Wave of Opioid Suits

This could be the pharma's Big Tobacco .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 27th, 2017

How big pharma created the opioid epidemic

A new, blistering Senate report shows how one opioid company misled patients and insurers to sell its drug. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 7th, 2017

The Opioid Crisis Is Even Worse Than We Thought

America’s opioid epidemic is now killing more than 100 people every day, fueling a public-health crisis that’s straining state and local resources – even forcing at least one Pennsylvania coroner to increase his freezer cap.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 9th, 2017

New Hampshire is latest state to sue OxyContin manufacturer

The New Hampshire attorney general's office is suing Purdue Pharma, alleging that the drug manufacturer has continued its deceptive marketing of OxyContin in a state that has been called the "ground zero" of the opioid epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 8th, 2017

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic

Percentage of people in US dying of drug overdoses has effectively quadrupled since 1999.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 7th, 2017

Lawyers Hope to Do to Opioid Makers What They Did to Big Tobacco

Mike Moore, a pioneer of the cigarette litigation of the 1990s, is encouraging states to sue drug companies over the painkiller epidemic......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 23rd, 2017

Here’s Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic

It's not Big Pharma. For the better half of a.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 21st, 2017

Meet the Manhattan attorney leading local governments" lawsuits against Big Pharma

As more New York counties file lawsuits alleging pharmaceutical companies contributed to the opioid epidemic, one law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy, is leading the charge. The firm, which has offices... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2017

Opioid Epidemic and Overdose Deaths Blamed on Pharma in Ohio Lawsuit

The state believes drug companies misled consumers about the risks and benefits of their painkillers......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 31st, 2017

New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing

A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and other drugmakers, accusing them of fraudulent marketing to play down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2017

New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing

(Reuters) - A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of fraudulent marketing to play down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 15th, 2017

How Jeff Sessions Could Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse

Attorney General's new criminal sentencing order could have major consequences. U.S. Att.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 12th, 2017

Cherokee Nation Files Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

Authored by Alex Thomas via TheAntiMedia.org, Late last week, lawyers representing the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies, claiming they have pumped dangerous painkillers into Native American co.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 24th, 2017

OxyContin’s Maker Wants to Use an iPhone App to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

It was developed using Apple's ResearchKit. Purdue Pharma has been roundly criti.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 30th, 2017

Senator is going after Big Pharma over the opioid epidemic

The Democratic senator from Missouri wants documents from the top five opioid manufacturers......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 29th, 2017

A city plagued by heroin and painkillers is suing a pharma company many blame for the opioid epidemic

Associated Press/Elaine ThompsonEVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 15th, 2017

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident Today, more Americans use RX opioids than smoke cigarettes. Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine also kill more Americans than automobile accidents annually. Purdue Pharma,.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsDec 3rd, 2016

The company blamed for starting the opioid epidemic has a lot to thank Rudy Giuliani for

Thomson ReutersRudy Giuliani, who is being considered for a position in President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet, has ties to Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. According to The New York Times, Giuliani "used his clout with the Justice Department to pre.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 16th, 2016