August 19, 2020

With Billions at Stake, States Plan Dividing Purdue Opioid Money

Billions from the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy could fund wider use of opioid overdose treatments, programs for babies born addicted, and support programs for mothers and people in jail, according to a draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg Law.
August 14, 2020

Ohio’s lawsuit against drug distributors over opioid crisis set to go before a judge and jury this October

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio is expected to take major drug distributors to trial in October, seeking to hold them responsible for the devastation of the opioid crisis throughout the state.
August 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awards over $101M to combat opioid crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recently awarded over $101 million to combat substance use disorders (SUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD). The awards support 116 organizations in 42 states and the District of Columbia, with many targeting high-risk rural communities.
August 10, 2020

Opioid Scandal Haunts Drug Companies As They Respond To Pandemic

As drug firms race to position themselves as key players in the coronavirus fight, the industry faces a renewed wave of civil lawsuits stemming from its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.
August 4, 2020

City of Vermilion expected to join class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharmacy

CITY OF VERMILION, Ohio (WOIO) - The City of Vermilion is expected to join a class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.
July 28, 2020

Judge Nixes 7% Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fee on Opioid Settlements

A federal judge overseeing thousands of opioid lawsuits declined on Monday to grant a demand by plaintiffs attorneys for fees that could be worth billions of dollars, a request drug company defendants had said would jeopardize settlement talks.
July 22, 2020

Local claims sought for opioid bankruptcy filing

MEDINA — Proofs of claim tallying what the ongoing opioid epidemic has cost Medina County communities and school districts are being taken in by county Prosecutor Forrest Thompson's office.
July 10, 2020

Opioid distributors are asked to boost offer to end litigation

States are pushing drug distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. to add $2.3 billion to their $19.2 billion proposal to resolve government lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic.