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1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 12th, 2018

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers......»»

Category: topSource: reuters3 hr. 33 min. ago

​Ohio attorney general sues major drug companies

Ohio’s attorney general is suing five leading drug makers for their alleged role in fueling the state's addiction epidemic. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Ross County against five leading prescription opioid manu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 1st, 2017

Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For "Fueling Opioid Epidemic"

The state's attorney general filed the lawsuit Wednesday, alleging fraudulent marketing. "They knew they were wrong," Mike DeWine says, "but they did it anyway — a.....»»

Category: topSource: nprMay 31st, 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

West Virginia settling drug suit against 2 more distributors

Two major prescription drug distributors have agreed to settle a West Virginia lawsuit alleging they fueled West Virginia's opioid epidemic with excessively large shipments of painkillers into the state over several years......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 27th, 2016

Philadelphia sues opioid makers in response to epidemic

Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against drug companies that make prescription opioids, saying they've created "an unprecedented public health crisis.".....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 17th, 2018

Trial date set for AT&T, Time Warner case

The Justice Department's lawsuit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner has a trial date: March 19, 2018......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 8th, 2017

Trial date for AT&T, Time Warner case: March 19

The Justice Department's lawsuit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner has a trial date: March 19, 2018......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 7th, 2017

Judge sets March 19 trial date for AT&T, Time Warner case

The Justice Department's lawsuit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner has a trial date: March 19, 2018......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 7th, 2017

Fentanyl Drug Linked To Opioid Epidemic Sought For Execution Use in Nevada and Nebraska

An opioid at the heart of America's drug epidemic will be used for death row executions in Nevada if the state's Supreme Court approves a never-before-tried combination of drugs. .....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 17th, 2017

Opioid Painkiller Makers Seek to Dismiss State Lawsuit

A group of opioid painkiller makers has asked an Ohio court to dismiss the state’s case alleging the companies misrepresented the addiction risks of their drugs, arguing the lawsuit is “fatally defective.”.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 11th, 2017

This Silent Public-Health Crisis Costs The US $150 Billion A Year

The opioid epidemic isn’t the only public-health crisis costing the economy hundreds of billions of dollars. According to the Trust for America’s Health’s annual “State of Obesity” report, nearly 40% of Amer.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 4th, 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 Sues Oxycotin Maker

New Hampshire filed a civil lawsuit against Oxycotin-maker Purdue Pharma over the marketing of its opioid painkillers, becoming the latest state to sue the painkiller industry for allegedly misrepresenting the addictive risks of the medications......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 8th, 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

Budget impasse holds up $59M in King County behavioral health services funding

New projects to alleviate the Seattle area's homelessness crisis and opioid epidemic are on hold unless state lawmakers can reach a deal......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 8th, 2017

Greitens signs order to create prescription drug monitoring program

Gov. Eric Greitens has signed an executive order to create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, the last state in the U.S. to launch such a program. Greitens called the opioid misuse epidemic in Missouri a "modern plague." "Like the .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2017

Oklahoma Sues Opioid Painkiller Makers

Oklahoma became the latest state to file a lawsuit against opioid painkiller makers, alleging they caused widespread addiction by misrepresenting the benefits and addictive risks of their drugs......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 30th, 2017

Blue Cross study of opioid epidemic shows Bay State fares better than most

In the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic, new data from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows that Massachusetts is actually faring better than most states. The 13th Health of America report looked at claims data from Blue Cross Blue Shield membe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 29th, 2017

A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time

The maker of one medical treatment for opioid abuse has successfully lobbied statehouses around the country to pass policies that tilt addiction treatment practices in favor of the company's drug......»»

Category: topSource: nprJun 12th, 2017