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

Judge tosses $4.5 bln deal shielding Purdue's Sackler family from opioid claims
A federal judge has thrown out a $4.5 billion settlement that would have shielded the Sackler family, which owned OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, from future lawsuits over opioids, upending the... #sackler #purduepharma #oxycontin #bankruptcycourt #purdue (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Prescription Opioids Aren ’t Only a Problem for White Americans
Media and pop culture often portray prescription opioid addiction in the U.S. as a scourge of white communities. But recent data suggest a changing reality. While white Americans were more likely than Black Americans to die from overdoses in 2019, the rate of opioid overdose deaths rose 38% among Black Americans from 2018 to 2019, according to a recent study of hard-hit communities in four states published in the American Journal of Public Health. There was no change in the number of overdoses among other racial groups in the states assessed. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The demographic gaps are closing whe...
Source: TIME: Health - December 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Combunox (Oxycodone HCl and Ibuprofen) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

States: Sackler family members abusing bankruptcy process
Lawyers for a handful of states say members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma are abusing the bankruptcy process (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden Picks Former FDA Chief Califf to Again Lead the Agency
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Friday is tapping former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Robert Califf to again lead the powerful regulatory agency, according to a person familiar with the decision. Califf’s nomination comes after months of concern that the agency near the center of the government’s COVID-19 response has lacked a permanent leader. More than a half-dozen names were floated for the job before the White House settled on Califf. Biden is to make the formal announcement later Friday, said the person familiar, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announce...
Source: TIME: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE AND ZEKE MILLER / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Congress Is Investigating McKinsey Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis
A House committee has requested documents related to the firm ’s advice to drug makers and potential conflicts of interest with the F.D.A. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe Tags: United States Politics and Government Opioids and Opiates OxyContin (Drug) House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform McKinsey & Maloney, Carolyn B Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Michael Keaton stars as a small-town doctor in US opioid crisis drama Dopesick
A new mini-series traces how Purdue Pharma’s ‘miracle drug’ OxyContin became a national tragedy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OxyContin (oxycodone)
Title: OxyContin (oxycodone)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mac Miller's drug supplier pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl-laced pills
The man accused of supplying Mac Miller's drug dealer with counterfeit oxycodone pills has pleaded guilty. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Safe Supply’ Movement Aims to Curb Drug Deaths Linked to the Opioid Crisis
On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the Drug User Liberation Front. At 26, Jeremy Kalicum is the age some of their kids would be if they had not died of accidental overdoses. <strong>“We’re just sick of it. We’re sick of our friends dying.”</strong>Kalicum’s tone is urgent as he walks the moms through a PowerPoint presentation explaining why the Liberation Front, known as DULF, wants to protest on International Overdose Awareness Day and hand out illicit drugs. These wouldn’t be the kind that killed their sons and ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Moakley Tags: Uncategorized feature nationpod photography Source Type: news