Victims gain a voice to help guide Purdue Pharma bankruptcy
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 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Breath Test Detects Opioid Use
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed an interesting way to combat the opioid crisis. The group, comprised of engineers and physicians, have developed a test that can detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath. "There are a few ways we think this could impact society," Professor Cristina Davis, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis, who led the research along with Professor Michael Schivo from the UC Davis Medical Center, said in a release. The work is described in a paper published in the Journal of Breath Research Oct. 3. Doctors and nurses treating chronic pai...
Source: MDDI - October 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Jury Convicts Shamo of Leading Drug Trafficking Network
Aaron Michael Shamo, fentanyl, alprazolam, China, fake oxycodone pills, counterfeit Xanax, pill presses, Pharma-Master, Dark Net, AlphaBay, U.S. mail, criminal enterprise, Cottonwood Heights UT, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: Colleges got millions from opioid maker owners
Prestigious universities accepted at least $60M from family that owns OxyContin maker over past 5 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds
A judge has cleared the way for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of lawsuits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.
Here ’s what the OxyContin maker’s Chapter 11 filing means and doesn’t mean. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Opioids and Opiates Bankruptcies OxyContin (Drug) Suits and Litigation (Civil) States (US) Attorneys General Local Government your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Responds to Wave of Opioids Litigation by Filing for Bankruptcy. What Happens Now?
Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company facing an onslaught of litigation for allegedly contributing to the opioid crisis, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday as part of a tentative, yet controversial settlement with state and local governments. Purdue is being sued in various courts over using allegedly deceptive marketing practices to promote its prescription painkiller OxyContin. One major federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from across the country, including regions hard-hit by the crisis, like Portsmouth, Ohio, and Huntington, W.Va. On Monday, the judge overseeing that case remov...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioid crisis Source Type: news

Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says its bankruptcy filing is not a way to seek refuge but rather an effort to resolve claims against it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Files for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Crisis Suits
MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, touching off what could be a fierce battle by dozens of states hoping to recoup billions spent fighting the opioid crisis. As reported by The New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AG Healey outlines opposition to $10B Purdue settlement
Attorney General Maura Healey's office plans to formally oppose the bankruptcy petition of Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and will seek to keep its own lawsuit against Purdue and its controlling Sackler family alive even as about two dozen states agree to a multi-billion dollar settlement with the company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Colin A. Young Source Type: news

AG Healey outlines opposition to $10B Purdue settlement
Attorney General Maura Healey's office plans to formally oppose the bankruptcy petition of Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and will seek to keep its own lawsuit against Purdue and its controlling Sackler family alive even as about two dozen states agree to a multi-billion dollar settlement with the company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Colin A. Young Source Type: news

'Once you have it, you need it': Opioid epidemic still rages
As lawyers exchange mountains of paper and dicker over the details of a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Americans are dying from opioids by the tens of thousands (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy
The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to be vigorously contested by many states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Mary Williams Walsh Tags: your-feed-science Suits and Litigation (Civil) Bankruptcies States (US) OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Source Type: news

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy protection in a deal that would give its future profits to those suing it over the toll of opioids (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company ’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and state lawsuits. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jan Hoffman and Mary Williams Walsh Source Type: news