OxyContin maker Purdue pleads guilty to charges related to opioid crisis
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bankruptcy judge OKs federal settlement with Purdue Pharma
A bankruptcy judge has given his approval to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's $8 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Acute administration of oxycodone, alcohol, and their combination on simulated driving-preliminary outcomes in healthy adults - Babalonis S, Coe MA, Nuzzo PA, Lofwall MR, Ali N, Sloan PA, Fanucchi LC, Walsh SL.
RATIONALE: Epidemiological data indicate that drivers testing positive for an opioid drug are twice as likely to cause a fatal car crash; however, there are limited controlled data available. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to assess the ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Provinces pursue OxyContin maker for $67B US in costs associated with Canada's opioid crisis
In an effort to claw back the public health-care costs incurred by the opioid crisis, Canada's provinces have filed a $67.4-billion US claim against OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Mariah App, an augmented reality program, reveals haunting link of Met’s Sackler Wing to opioid crisis
Creators’ device calls attention to famous philanthropist family’s ownership of Purdue Pharma, which made and marketed OxyContin. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Settlement Offer, Worth $26 Billion, Gains Support
Three distributors and a drug manufacturer have proposed a deal that a majority of states and negotiators for small governments finally seem to like. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Opioids and Opiates Compensation for Damages (Law) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Drug Abuse and Traffic Deaths (Fatalities) OxyContin (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) McKesson Corporation Cardinal Health Inc AmerisourceBergen Corp Johnson Source Type: news

$26 Billion Settlement Offer in Opioid Lawsuits Gains Support
Three distributors and a drug manufacturer have proposed a deal that a majority of states and negotiators for small governments finally seem to like. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Opioids and Opiates Addiction (Psychology) Deaths (Fatalities) OxyContin (Drug) AmerisourceBergen Corp Cardinal Health Inc Janssen Pharmac Source Type: news

Postmarketing analysis of misuse, abuse, and diversion of Xtampza ER - Geoffrey Severtson S, Kreider SED, Amioka EC, Margolin ZR, Iwanicki JL, Dart RC.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate abuse, misuse, and diversion of Xtampza ER, an extended-release (ER) abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) of oxycodone. METHODS: Abuse, misuse, and diversion of Xtampza ER were assessed using Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addictio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages On Combating Opioid Epidemic, As Election Looms
The Department of Justice reached an $8.3 billion settlement with OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, but the administration ’s proposed budget includes cuts that could reduce addiction coverage as substance use spikes during the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges
The federal government seeks to hold Purdue responsible for the opioid crisis linked to 470,000 American deaths since 2000. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma to plead guilty and pay $8.3 billion over opioids
The settlement is likely to boost Purdue's effort to move past claims it helped spark a public-health crisis over opioids with its marketing of OxyContin. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales
The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Katie Benner Tags: Purdue Pharma Compensation for Damages (Law) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Sackler Family Fines (Penalties) Drug Abuse and Traffic Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) Justice Department your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

AG Rosenblum not on board with feds' Purdue Pharma settlement
Oregon is among the states opposed to the federal government ’s settlement with Purdue Pharma, under which the maker of the opioid OxyContin agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges as part of an $8 billion settlement. The U.S. Justice Department announced that the company will plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and violating anti-kickb ack laws as part of a bankruptcy court filing. The Sackler family, Purdue’s executives and owners, are not released from criminal liability,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

AG Rosenblum not on board with feds' Purdue Pharma settlement
Oregon is among the states opposed to the federal government ’s settlement with Purdue Pharma, under which the maker of the opioid OxyContin agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges as part of an $8 billion settlement. The U.S. Justice Department announced that the company will plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and violating anti-kickb ack laws as part of a bankruptcy court filing. The Sackler family, Purdue’s executives and owners, are not released from criminal liability,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news