Pharmaceutical Companies

December 6, 2019

Pharmacies in Opioid Case Want Judge to Ban Ex Parte Communications

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio issued an order Thursday stating that the court was "mindful of its ethical obligations" after a group of pharmacy defendants insisted on banning ex parte communications they believe are happening in the opioid litigation.
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
November 26, 2019

Federal Prosecutors Continue Probe Of Drug Industry's Role In Opioid Epidemic

Drug companies still face a lot of questions about their role in the nation's opioid epidemic.
November 22, 2019

Deadline Hits for Local Governments to Opt Out of Opioid Class (1)

Preliminary numbers reveal very few local governments are choosing to go their own way Class allows local governments to divvy up settlement dollars in a pre-determined formula
November 20, 2019

Morning Headlines: Air Quality Alert Issued for NE Ohio; Ohio Opioid Lawsuit Scheduled for Next Year

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 20: Air quality alert issued for NE Ohio; Ohio opioid trial scheduled for next year; Akron man sentenced for eight robberies; Report: Former Akron school official misused $168,000; KSU researcher receives $3M grant to redesign trauma rooms; Nine charged in hazing-related death at Ohio University;
October 17, 2019

Ohio AG Says Reported Settlements In Opioid Trial Are "Too Light"

Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial - a trial he tried to delay.
November 6, 2019

Teva earnings preview: Opioid suits are ‘key’

Analysts say the terms from a global settlement around opioids will impact shares in the future
October 30, 2019

The Opioids Deal

Drug industry and ravaged communities seek an opioids deal. That won’t come easy — or end the crisis.