Exclusive: Purdue Pharma nears partial opioid settlement, bankruptcy filing - sources
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is nearing a partial agreement to resolve widespread litigation over its alleged role in fueling the U.S. opioid crisis and plans to tussle with states opposing its settlement offer in bankruptcy proceedings starting as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma to Settle Opioid Crisis Lawsuits, May Pay Up to $12 Billion
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 -- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement with a coalition of states and local governments that sued the company over its role in America ' s ongoing opioid crisis, press reports say. The settlement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

OxyContin maker, governments agree to tentative $12B deal over opioid crisis
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reaches a tentative deal with about half the states and thousands of local governments over its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic, but criticism by several state attorneys general clouds prospects for an end to litigation against the company and the family that owns it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Sackler family could pay billions in personal wealth to settle opioid lawsuits
Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, is accused of fueling the opioid crisis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma Expected to File for Bankruptcy
MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- Settlement talks with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis have reached a stalemate and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy, according to state attorneys general involved in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Says Settlement Talks in Opioid Cases Not Over
In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Christine Gagnon of Southington, Conn., protests with other family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses at Purdue Pharma LLP headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation’s deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in a message to their counterparts across the country. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)   OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyer...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Says Settlement Talks in Opioid Cases Not Over
In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Christine Gagnon of Southington, Conn., protests with other family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses at Purdue Pharma LLP headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation’s deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in a message to their counterparts across the country. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)   OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyer...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma Expected to File for Bankruptcy Settlement talks with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over its role in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Email: Opioid talks fail, Purdue bankruptcy filing expected
A breakdown in settlement talks with the maker of OxyContin puts the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic on track to begin next month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DOJ Takes Down'Pill Mill' Network for Millions of RXs DOJ Takes Down'Pill Mill' Network for Millions of RXs
In less than 15 months, one Houston-area doctor allegedly prescribed about 2 million pills of controlled substances, including over 800,000 oxycodone pills and almost 450,000 hydrocodone pills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Judge: Drugmakers, others can face trial over opioids crisis
A federal judge overseeing litigation related to the nation's opioids epidemic has ruled that claims against Purdue Pharma and other drug companies can move to trial as the OxyContin maker tries to reach a settlement (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sacklers vs. States: Settlement Talks Stumble Over Foreign Business
The Sackler family is willing to give up Purdue Pharma to settle all claims related to the opioid crisis, but is resisting a quick sale of its overseas drug company. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Goldstein, Danny Hakim and Jan Hoffman Tags: States (US) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Attorneys General Local Government Bankruptcies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Purdue Pharma Sackler Family your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement
Some state attorneys general and local governments are skeptical of a proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over its role in the nation's opioid addiction crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon official: Family shifted billions from opioid company
Oregon's attorney general says in a lawsuit the Sackler family siphoned $11 billion from Purdue Pharma L.P., the Oxycontin maker the family owns and which is facing numerous lawsuits, in an attempt to evade "catastrophic liability." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioid settlement would use a formula to split the money
The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to settle a crush of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across the country, The Associated Press has learned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news