Sacklers and Purdue Reach Settlement as Opioids Crisis Continues
The agreement brought holdout states on board, and would settle thousands of lawsuits over the company ’s and family’s roles in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers agreed to pay an extra billion dollars. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Bankruptcies Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Compensation for Damages (Law) Office of the United States Trustee Purdue Pharma Sackler Family your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Repeated blast mild traumatic brain injury and oxycodone self-administration produce interactive effects on neuroimaging outcomes - Muelbl MJ, Glaeser BL, Shah AS, Chiariello RA, Nawarawong NN, Stemper BD, Budde MD, Olsen CM.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and drug addiction are common comorbidities, but it is unknown if the neurological sequelae of TBI contribute to this relationship. We have previously reported elevated oxycodone seeking after drug self-administration in rats t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Judge gives more time for Purdue Pharma settlement talks
A judge said he is extending legal protections for members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma by another three weeks to buy time to work out a new settlement to thousands of lawsuits over the opioid crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson and Distributors Finalize Landmark $26 Billion Opioid Settlement
(Camden, N.J.) — Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors finalized nationwide settlements over their role in the opioid addiction crisis Friday, an announcement that clears the way for $26 billion to flow to nearly every state and local government in the U.S. Taken together, the settlements are the largest to date among the many opioid-related cases that have been playing out across the country. They’re expected to provide a significant boost to efforts aimed at reversing the crisis in places that have been devastated by it, including many parts of rural America. Johnson & Johnson, Amer...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Mulvihill / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Drugs healthscienceclimate News Desk wire Source Type: news

Pharmacist Indicted for Tampering with a Controlled Substance
FDA OCI, Benjamin Dandurand, Shawnee Mission KS, pharmacist, tampering, controlled substance, Tramadol, Zolpidem, oxycodone hydrochloride, indictment, consumer protection, opioids, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 25, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

No new settlement yet of opioid claims against Purdue Pharma
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and a group of states have not been able to hammer out a new settlement so far as another mediation deadline has passed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mediator: Purdue Pharma close to reaching a new settlement
With a settlement possibly near, a judge is giving the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma 16 more days of protection from lawsuits over the toll of opioids (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Magic mushroom companies are on the Nasdaq now. That ’s a recipe for a bad trip | Ross Ellenhorn and Dimitri Mugianis
Wall Street and Peter Thiel are all investing in psychedelics. But Oxycotin showed the harm profit-hungry corporations can cause with ‘wonder drugs’The new Hulu series Dopesick is a dramatic reminder of the devastation that has been wrought by the opioid epidemic. Like the book on which it was based, and like other journalism about the Oxycontin crisis, the show makes it clear that members of the Sackler family, Purdue, unscrupulous doctors, and the FDA all played a part in causing the rampant overprescription of Oxycontin. Suddenly every kind of pain – not only physical but also psychological and social – seemed t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ross Ellenhorn and Dimitri Mugianis Tags: US news Drugs Health Science Psychology Medical research Fungi World news Society Source Type: news

Suits against OxyContin owners on hold; negotiations ordered
A judge has kept lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family who own it on hold until Feb. 1 but ordered the parties to negotiate a new settlement (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Registered Nurse Sentenced for Drug Diversion
FDA OCI, Marietta Strickland, Dighton, registered nurse, sentence, drug tampering, oxycodone, Dighton Care and Rehabilitation Center, Rx drugs, blister card, hospice patient, deprived, pain relief, Alzheimer ’s, dementia, breast cancer, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 21, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Uncertainty follows court's rejection of Purdue opioids deal
A federal judge’s decision to reject a multibillion dollar opioid settlement involving OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is being hailed as a step toward justice by advocates who have long called for greater accountability for the family that owns the company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma ’s Opioid Settlement
The ruling said the company ’s owners, members of the Sackler family, could not receive protection from civil lawsuits in return for a $4.5 billion contribution. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Appeals Courts (US) Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Justice Department Office of the United States Trustee Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Source Type: news

Federal judge rejects Purdue Pharma's settlement of opioid lawsuits over legal protections for members of Sackler family
A federal judge has overturned the opioid settlement of more than $4 billion that gave the Sackler family broad protection against civil litigation and resolved all outstanding civil suits against... #oxycontin #purduepharma #sackler (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement
A federal judge has rejected OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s sweeping deal to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma ’s Opioids Settlement
The ruling said the company ’s owners, members of the Sackler family, could not receive protection from civil lawsuits in return for a $4.5 billion contribution. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Appeals Courts (US) Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Justice Department Office of the United States Trustee Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Source Type: news