opioid crisis News

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 distributors to disqualify the judge, and a request by Ohio and other U.S. states …

Purdue’s Sacklers Get Closer to an Opioid Trial in Massachusetts

Purdue Pharma LP’s billionaire owners, the Sackler family, are a step closer to a trial in Massachusetts over their role in the opioid epidemic, after a judge said the state had made credible allegations of misconduct in marketing of the …

Cost of Opioid Crisis ‘Dwarfs’ Drugmakers’ Resources, N.Y. Says

The public cost of coping with the opioid crisis in the U.S. “dwarfs” the combined resources of the companies sued for allegedly causing the epidemic, including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, a lawyer for New York State told a judge. …

Purdue, Sacklers Seek to Use Bankruptcy as Shield From Suits

The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the U.S. challenge a request by the drug maker and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, for an injunction to block lawsuits …

Purdue Opioid Deal May Be Worth Less Than Drugmaker Promised

Purdue Pharma LP’s deal to escape thousands of lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis may provide less than half the $10 billion that the closely held drugmaker projected in its Chapter 11 filing, said three people familiar …

Viewpoint: Will Purdue’s Bankruptcy Engulf Its Owners?

The bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma LP lays bare a distinction that the internet is making it more and more difficult to maintain: that between a company and the people who own or founded it. The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, …

Purdue’s Bankruptcy Deal Has Holes the Size of 24 States

If Purdue Pharma LP wants its bankruptcy plan to work, it’ll have to find a way to halt the kind of government lawsuits that normally can’t be stopped by a Chapter 11 case. Purdue said the point of its court …

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy to Wipe Out 2,000 Lawsuits

Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy with a more than $10 billion plan to settle claims that it fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic by illegally pushing sales of its addictive OxyContin painkiller. The Chapter 11 filing on Sunday in White …

Purdue Opioid Deal Pits State Against State on Epidemic Cost

Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the highly addictive Oxycontin painkiller, is pitting state against state with its offer of about $12 billion to resolve the company’s liability for the massive public-health crisis tied to opioid abuse that’s swept the U.S. …

Drugmaker Insys Wins Bankruptcy Court Approval to Sell Off Opioid

Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday won court approval to sell its flagship fentanyl spray to a buyer who agreed to only market the drug for use by cancer patients, in response to concerns about the product’s role in fueling …