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  • purdue pharma Jul 6

    Jonathan Sackler, Co-Owner of OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma, Dies

    Jonathan Sackler, one of the co-owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died at 65

  • purdue pharma Feb 24

    Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Starts Ad Campaign for Claims

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma launched an ad campaign Monday to tell people harmed by their powerful prescription opioid where they can file claims against the company. The $23.8 million campaign is part of Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings as it tries to resolve close to 3,000 lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis. Notifying people who might have claims against a…

  • opioid crisis Jan 25

    Opioid Victims Can Begin Filing Claims Against Purdue Pharma

    The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the company

  • Tufts University Dec 6, 2019

    Tufts University Severs Ties With Family Behind OxyContin

    Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family’s role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision Thursday, ending a relationship that has spanned nearly four decades and brought $15 million to…

  • JUDGE Nov 15, 2019

    Oklahoma Judge Reduces J&J Order in Opioid Lawsuit by $107M

    An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation. District Judge Thad Balkman’s latest order directs the company to pay the state $465 million. In it,...

  • Canada Oct 29, 2019

    5 New England Colleges Among Those That Got $60M-Plus From OxyContin Family

    Five New England universities are among those around the world that have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show.

  • NEW YORK Oct 6, 2019

    Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

    Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company’s role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched by addiction have important seats at the table — and could force fundamental changes to...

  • NEW YORK Oct 5, 2019

    Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

    Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma’s offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation’s opioid crisis in court filings that also said the company had funneled up to $13 billion to its controlling family. Their legal filings said the tentative deal does...

  • New Hampshire Sep 18, 2019

    NH Joins States Suing Family Over Purdue Pharma

    New Hampshire has filed a lawsuit against the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as part of an effort to address the opioid epidemic. Including New Hampshire, at least six states have sued members of the Sackler family in September. New Hampshire, which was among the states that rejected a Purdue/Sackler settlement proposal, also had filed a separate complaint...

  • Europe Sep 15, 2019

    The Rise and Fall of an Eagle Scout's Deadly Fentanyl Empire

    The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pills inside,...

  • Attorney Sep 11, 2019

    Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

    A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it. The agreement with about half the states and attorneys representing roughly 2,000 local governments...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 11, 2019

    OxyContin Maker Agrees to Tentative Settlement: Attorneys

    Attorneys for some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis.

  • Connecticut Sep 3, 2019

    Purdue University: School Has No Connection to Purdue Pharma

    Purdue University in Indiana wants the public to know that it has no connection to a Connecticut-based company blamed for helping drive the nation’s opioid crisis.

  • Massachusetts Aug 30, 2019

    Sackler Family Member Ordered to Testify in Rhode Island Opioid Case

    A Connecticut court has ordered a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma to testify in Rhode Island’s lawsuit against the drug maker over its role in the national opioid epidemic. The Providence Journal reports the Connecticut Superior Court ruled this week that Jonathan Sackler must testify in a suit filed last year by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter...

  • Massachusetts Aug 2, 2019

    Families Protest at Purdue Pharma Opioid Court Hearing

    Families of opioid overdose victims protested outside a Boston courthouse Friday, August 2, 2019, as lawyers for Purdue Pharma fought to have a lawsuit against them dismissed.

  • United States Jul 24, 2019

    No Obligation to the Public, Opioid Distributor Tells Lawyer

    An executive at one of the nation’s largest drug distribution companies said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships. That’s one of the exchanges included in thousands of pages of court documents, including depositions and internal emails, made public this week in lawsuits...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    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 response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    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 response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 3, 2019

    California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

    California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely abused in the U.S.

  • PRESIDENT Jun 3, 2019

    California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

    California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely abused in the U.S.

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