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January 24, 2020

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation’s addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot.
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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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December 6, 2019

The Opioid Files Inside the opioid industry’s marketing machine

Unsealed court documents reveal how drug companies ramped up sales during the epidemic.
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December 2, 2019

The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’

The high school yearbook is a staple of teenage life. But for some, it reflects the devastating toll of the opioid crisis.
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September 18, 2019

OHIO OFFICIAL: OPIOID SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE SPENT LOCALLY

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any money Ohio might receive from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and other drugmakers should be spent at the local level, the state's top lawyer said Wednesday.
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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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September 12, 2019

Opioid Update: Ohio Asks Sixth Circuit for Mandamus while U.S. Chamber Says Muni Suits by Plaintiffs’ Firms Could Upend Civil Litigation

As we covered in July, the country has its eyes on an Ohio opioid MDL handling more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by more than 1,200 cities, counties, and tribes against drug manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies.
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September 12, 2019

Settlement Won’t Restore Ohio City Upended by Opioids

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic.
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