Purdue Pharma

February 22, 2021

AG Yost reaches $24.7M settlement with consultant that allegedly fueled opioid epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has agreed to a settlement with McKinsey & Co. that will pour more than $24 million into communities to help combat the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic that has ripped apart communities and families throughout the state.
December 17, 2020

How COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

What You Need To Know: - Family behind Purdue Pharma testified before Congress on Thursday - Ohio lawmakers are pushing to refocus attention on worsening opioid crisis - OSU addiction specialist says pandemic “definitely” led to resurgence of opioid epidemic
October 21, 2020

Purdue Pharma Plea Offers Little Solace to Survivors of Opioid Crisis

The company, which produced OxyContin, faces penalties of $8.3 billion. But families of those addicted are skeptical of the tangible benefits.
August 18, 2020

Brunswick School District enters Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case

BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday (Aug. 17) authorized the school district’s participation in a bankruptcy filing by Purdue Pharma, makers of the opioid drug OxyContin.
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.
May 27, 2020

Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.
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.
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