OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy Over Opioid Settlement
The Chapter 11 filing, approved on Sunday, comes after a tentative deal struck with dozens of states to settle thousands of lawsuits over Purdue ' s alleged role in the opioid crisis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Isabel Togoh, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Purdue Files for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Crisis Suits, With Many States Objecting
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 - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Amid settlement talks, opioids keep taking a grim toll
As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on in state after state, community after community (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 as part of settlement
Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, N.Y., days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Dishing out more drugs won ’t stop the pain. Doctors need new tools | Ann Robinson
As a GP, I know opioids have their place. But we shouldn ’t be complacent about a US-style crisis happening in BritainGrowing concern about the prescription of drugs that cause dependence has been backed up by a recent report from Public Health England (PHE). The agencydiscovered that in 2017-18, 13% of adults in England received at least one prescription for opioids such as morphine or oxycodone (although this represented a slight downturn in prescribing after a long upward trend). Other drug classes were implicated too, with 25% of adults prescribed one or more of the following drugs: benzodiazepines (such as Valium), ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Opioids GPs NHS Doctors Health Society Drugs policy Politics Science UK news Source Type: news

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire
The trial of a 29-year-old drug lord who managed to flood the country with a half-million fake oxycodone pills reveals the ease with which fentanyl now moves around the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sackler family used Swiss banks to hide transfers: Filings
New York's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday that the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Sackler spokesperson defends oversea transfers
A spokesperson for Mortimer D.A. Sackler has defended $1 billion in previously unknown transfers from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to his family, saying they were "perfectly legal and appropriate in every respect." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Court filings: Family behind OxyContin used Swiss bank accounts to conceal transfer of millions of dollars to themselves
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Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chaotic talks show challenge of reaching opioid settlement
Attorneys general representing about half the states say they reject the terms of a deal to settle claims against the maker of OxyContin for its role in the opioid crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tentative opioid deal won't end court battles for Purdue
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement to government lawsuits over its role in a national opioid crisis, but that won't end its legal battles (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases
The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement in thousands of cases nationwide. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Attorneys General OxyContin (Drug) Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Polster, Dan Aaron your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative opioid settlement with some: sources
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP reached a tentative agreement with some plaintiffs to resolve litigation over its alleged role in fueling the U.S. opioid crisis and plans to tussle with states opposing the settlement offer in bankruptcy proceedings as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Purdue OxyContin settlement would rank among largest in pharma history
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has reached a tentative multibillion-dollar agreement with some plaintiffs aimed at settling thousands of lawsuits over its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement
Roughly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative deal with Purdue Pharma, but the agreement announced Wednesday falls short of the national settlement the OxyContin maker had sought (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news