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Lawmakers Say Consulting Firm Marketing Contributed to Half-Million Opioid Deaths
Prescription Drugs
Lawmakers Say Consulting Firm Marketing Contributed to Half-Million Opioid Deaths
2022-04-27 21:47:17
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A congressional panel cast suspicions on a global business consulting firm Wednesday as a potential villain in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than a half-million Americans. A McKinsey & Co. official admitted to earning at least... Read More

Opioids
Opioid Crisis Victims to Confront Purdue Pharma's Owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Their advocacy helped send Purdue Pharma into bankruptcy and is forcing the family that has controlled the company for generations to relinquish ownership and provide billions of dollars for communities to combat opioid addiction. But what... Read More

Law
Judge Set to Rule on Purdue Pharma's Opioid Settlement Plan

A federal bankruptcy judge is expected to rule Wednesday on whether to accept a settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, the states and thousands of local governments over an opioid crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the last... Read More

Prescription Drugs
More States Agree to Settlement Plan for Opioid-maker Purdue

More than a dozen states have dropped their longstanding objections to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's reorganization plan, edging the company closer to resolving its bankruptcy case and transforming itself into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Lawmakers Lay Blame for Opioid Epidemic on Purdue Pharma
2020-12-18 16:01:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress lashed into the Sackler family Thursday for its pharmaceutical company’s role in promoting a painkiller blamed for killing about 230,000 Americans. Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said the Sacklers and Purdue Pharma... Read More

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