Controversy

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February 3, 2020

The Wrong Way to Fight the Opoid Crisis

People struggling with addiction who share a lethal dose of drugs are being prosecuted as killers.
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January 17, 2020

Pharmacies Petition 6th Circuit to Overturn 'Sweeping Order' for Opioid Prescription Data

Pharmacies facing an Oct. 13 trial are challenging U.S. District Judge Dan Polster's order to provide opioid prescription data for thousands of stores nationwide. They also insist that at least two of his orders have not complied with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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December 7, 2019

Opioid manufacturers made parody rap videos to help push products

Companies fought to keep the videos, which are evidence in a huge, multi-state lawsuit fought in Ohio, under seal
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September 18, 2019

Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question

For the families of the roughly 400,000 Americans who have died of opioid drug overdoses since 1999, a legal drama scheduled to unfold in an Ohio courtroom next month may feel like a true shot at justice.
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July 24, 2019

Cardinal Health Counsel Says Company Has No Obligation To Public

An executive at Dublin-based Cardinal Health, one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies, said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships.
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July 22, 2019

Drug companies shipped hundreds of millions of suspicious opioid orders to Ohio, court documents say

Drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and practitioners acted as street couriers and shipped "hundreds of millions" of suspicious opioid doses over 20 years to two Ohio counties, according to a motion filed in federal court for the Northern District of Ohio.
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July 18, 2019

SW Ohio pharmaceutical company Miami-Luken, executives indicted in alleged opioid conspiracy

A Warren County pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former top officials and two pharmacists could face up to 20 years in prison after being charged by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati for distributing millions of pain pills.
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June 5, 2019

Work Stops At Construction Sites As Industry Calls Attention To Drug Addiction Among Its Workers

Massachusetts construction companies and labor unions held work stoppages at project sites across the state on Wednesday as their industry attempts to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks.
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