JPMorgan Cuts Ties With OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma -Sources JPMorgan Cuts Ties With OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma -Sources
JPMorgan Chase& Co has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

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 charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

McKinsey, JPMorgan Chase drop Purdue Pharma amid opioid scrutiny
Companies are distancing themselves from the Oxycontin maker and its founding family amid thousands of lawsuits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma: sources
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma - sources
JPMorgan Chase& Co has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be part of the opioid drug crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker denies "stunningly overbroad" claims from states
45 states and about 2,000 local and tribal governments now have recent legal action against Purdue Pharma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic
Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Met is no longer taking money from the Sackler family, makers of OxyContin
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it no longer will take donations from the Sackler family, principal owner of Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis
The decision by one of the world ’ s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELIZABETH A. HARRIS Tags: Museums Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) Metropolitan Museum of Art Sackler Family Sackler, Raymond (1920-2017) Purdue Pharma Weiss, Daniel H Philanthropy American Museum of Natural History Politics and Government Source Type: news

Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Pennsylvania sues OxyContin maker over opioids
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren, Unveiling Opioid Plan, Says Sackler Name Should Come Off Harvard Buildings
Ms. Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, also said she would donate the funds she received from the Sacklers, who are behind OxyContin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASTEAD W. HERNDON Tags: Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Warren, Elizabeth Sackler, Beverly Harvard University Presidential Election of 2020 OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren, Unveiling Opioid Plan, Says She Will Give Sackler Family ’ s Donations to Charity
Ms. Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, also called on Harvard University to remove the pharmaceutical family ’ s name from its campus buildings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASTEAD W. HERNDON Tags: Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Warren, Elizabeth Sackler, Beverly Harvard University Presidential Election of 2020 OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

Purdue CEO cast blame on opioid victims in old emails
"Abusers aren't victims; they are the victimizers," member of family that owns the maker of OxyContin wrote in 2001 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis
Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) OxyContin (Drug) Attorneys General AmerisourceBergen Corp Cardinal Health Inc McKesson Corporation Health Department (NYS) New York State Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor among dozens charged in massive drug sweep
A Greater Cincinnati doctor was among 31 physicians and dozens of other health care professionals charged April 17 in connection with the alleged illegal prescribing of dangerous narcotics, according to federal officials. Dr. Raymond Noschang of Hamilton County was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati on charges of unlawfully distributing the powerful pain reliever oxycodone and the OxyContin brand of pill containing oxycodone.  Such controlled substances have a high potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

60 People Charged For Roles in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown
(CINCINNATI) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati described the action as the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers. Robert Duncan, U.S. attorney for eastern Kentucky, called the doctors involved “white-coated drug dealers.” Authorities said the 60 includes 53 medical professionals tied to some 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills. The operation was conducted by the federal A...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAN SEWELL / AP Tags: Uncategorized Courts onetime opioid crisis Source Type: news

Opioid Sales Reps Swarmed New York at Height of Crisis
New disclosures in the New York attorney general ’ s lawsuit detail the massive sales efforts of Purdue Pharma and other companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, RONI CARYN RABIN and DANNY HAKIM Tags: Opioids and Opiates Sackler, Richard (1945- ) OxyContin (Drug) Pain-Relieving Drugs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Purdue Pharma James, Letitia Sackler Family your-feed-science Source Type: news

Exclusive: Pain-care specialist agrees to testify against Purdue, other drug makers - court documents
A physician ally of Purdue Pharma LP whose views helped drive the explosive growth in the use of addictive pain relievers for common aches and pains in the United States has agreed to testify against the OxyContin maker and other drug companies, newly disclosed court records show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Oklahoma dropped its lawsuit against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma in exchange for a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment in Tulsa. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

'Suspicious': NY state singles out AmerisourceBergen for opioid sales
Allegations unveiled last week by the New York state Attorney General's office, charging drug companies for their role in the opioid crisis, headlined with accusations against the Sackler family, billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma, makers of Oxycontin. But the lawssuit had choice words for AmerisourceBergen, as well, alleging the Pennsylvania-based drug distribution giant was selling to 'suspicious' pharmacies, and should have known better. The lawsuit's defendants include an international list… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Galen Moore Source Type: news

Purdue's Sackler family fights 'inflammatory' Massachusetts opioid case
Members of the Sackler family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general that claims they helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, arguing it contains "misleading and inflammatory allegations." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading
The wealthy family who owns the company is calling a Massachusetts lawsuit false and misleading in its first court response to allegations that the family helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Family behind OxyContin denies aggressive marketing, its first legal response to claims about its role in opioid crisis
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lawsuits Lay Bare Sackler Family ’ s Role in Opioid Crisis
Three generations of the Sackler family were deeply involved in running Purdue Pharma and knew of opioid abuse risks, according to lawsuits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM, RONI CARYN RABIN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM Tags: Opioids and Opiates Sackler Family Pain-Relieving Drugs Suits and Litigation (Civil) States (US) Drug Abuse and Traffic Buprenorphine (Drug) OxyContin (Drug) Attorneys General Purdue Pharma Massachusetts New York State Sackler, Art Source Type: news

New York accuses opioid maker Purdue of illegal fund transfers to Sackler family
New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the opioid crisis in the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin
New York sues the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation's opioid crisis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: OxyContin maker says lawsuit aims to 'vilify'
The company and family behind the creation of OxyContin say New York state's lawsuit against them baselessly blames them for fueling the opioid crisis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Local Jurisdictions Paying the Price for Nation ’s Opioid Crisis
As the nation's opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties around the country. Packed jails, increased ambulance runs and overworked coroners, sheriff's deputies and public defenders are just some of the consequences of the massive epidemic that has forced localities to divert millions of dollars to overdose-related emergencies and addiction treatments. That cost was acknowledged this week in a settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the state of Oklahoma, a settlement that included $12.5 million for local governments. Bu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Local Jurisdictions Paying the Price for Nation ’s Opioid Crisis
As the nation's opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties around the country. Packed jails, increased ambulance runs and overworked coroners, sheriff's deputies and public defenders are just some of the consequences of the massive epidemic that has forced localities to divert millions of dollars to overdose-related emergencies and addiction treatments. That cost was acknowledged this week in a settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the state of Oklahoma, a settlement that included $12.5 million for local governments. Bu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

N.Y. accuses opioid maker Purdue of illegal fund transfers to Sacklers
Purdue Pharma LP fraudulently transferred funds to members of the wealthy Sackler family who control the OxyContin maker despite knowing it faced major liabilities that had made it already insolvent, New York's attorney general alleged on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York sues Purdue Pharma and Sackler family
Attorney-general expands lawsuit against OxyContin maker and others over opioid crisis (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New York Sues Sackler Family Members and Drug Distributors
The state ’ s lawsuit offers detail on methods allegedly used to flood the market with opioids, fueling an epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Suits and Litigation (Civil) Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Sackler Family James, Letitia Cardinal Health Inc McKesson Corporation Purdue Pharma AmerisourceBergen C Source Type: news

New York attorney general expands investigation into OxyContin maker
New York Attorney General  Letitia James has filed new allegations against opioid maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler Family. At a press event Thursday morning, James said Purdue Pharma and other opioid distributors "put profits over patients" by not reporting suspicious orders of opioid drugs. See video below . The attorney general's expanded lawsuit names multiple defendants in addition to Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, including pharmaceutical distributors Cardinal Health,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Accused of fueling opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma and Sacklers agree to $270 million settlement
A landmark legal settlement involving a drug company blamed for helping fuel the opioid crisis is triggering a major backlash. Purdue Pharma, the maker of oxycontin, agreed to pay $270 million to Oklahoma. The settlement allows Purdue and its controlling owners, the Sackler family, to avoid a damaging trial and to deny wrongdoing. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oklahoma Top Court Clears Way for Purdue, J & J, Teva to Face Opioid Trial Oklahoma Top Court Clears Way for Purdue, J & J, Teva to Face Opioid Trial
Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma agrees to $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family that own the company reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by the state of Oklahoma accusing the drugmaker of fueling an opioid abuse epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma and Sacklers Reach $270 Million Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit
A trial of other opioid manufacturers is still scheduled to proceed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: your-feed-science Opioids and Opiates Suits and Litigation (Civil) Attorneys General OxyContin (Drug) Purdue Pharma Oklahoma Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma settles lawsuit with Oklahoma
OxyContin maker charged with fueling the nation's opioid epidemic has settled the first of more than 1,000 lawsuits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family that own the company reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by the state of Oklahoma accusing the drugmaker of fueling an opioid abuse epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Purdue reaches $270 million OxyContin settlement
While the company began exploring bankruptcy earlier this month, the drugmaker has reportedly resolved a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma regarding the opioid epidemic (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OxyContin maker settles opioid case for $270m
Deal with Oklahoma by Purdue Pharma and Sackler family owners could be first of many (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma to settle historic Oklahoma opioid lawsuit
Purdue Pharma has agreed to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general who accused the OxyContin maker of aggressively marketing the opioid painkiller and fueling a drug epidemic that left thousands dead in the state, a source familiar with the case tells CNN. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M US settlement in Oklahoma
OxyContin maker and the Sackler family that owns the company have reached a $270 million US settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to settle Oklahoma opioid case: source
Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows
Accusations that the family behind OxyContin actively downplayed its perils have led arts and education institutions to rethink accepting Sackler funds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEX MARSHALL Tags: Art Philanthropy Museums Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) Art Newspaper BP Plc British Museum Central Park Conservancy Dia Art Foundation Guggenheim, Solomon R, Museum Louvre Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art National Portrai Source Type: news

Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J & J, Teva to face opioid trial
Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hundreds of cities, counties and Native American tribes file federal lawsuit against Sackler family over opioid crisis
More than 600 cities, counties and Native American tribes from 28 states have filed a federal lawsuit against eight members of the Sackler family -- owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP -- accusing them of creating the opioid addiction crisis through ownership of the company that manufactures the painkiller OxyContin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of federal lawsuits filed against Sackler family over opioid crisis
More than 600 cities, counties and Native American tribes from 28 states have filed a federal lawsuit against eight members of the Sackler family -- owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP -- accusing them of creating the opioid addiction crisis through ownership of the company that manufactures the painkiller OxyContin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news