Walgreens Faces New Opioid Lawsuit in Arkansas

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The State of Arkansas attorney general, Leslie Rutledge, has moved to court to sue Walgreens for playing a role in fueling the opioid crisis in the state. In her case, Rutledge accuses the pharmacy chain of filing a relatively large number of suspicious orders for opioid painkillers even when it was clear that the opioid […]

West Virginia Reaches Opioid Settlement with Drug Companies for $1.25Billion

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West Virginia communities were delighted when the state and local governments announced that they had reached a $1.25billion opioid settlement with drug companies. The deal would end most of the litigation stemming from the rampant opioid crisis in the state. The announcement was made in March 2020, and a payment structure and schedule has already […]

Johnson & Johnson Appeals Oklahoma’s Opioid Verdict

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After losing the first major opioid lawsuit filed in Oklahoma in the summer of 2019, Johnson & Johnson attorneys moved swiftly to find ways of reducing the company’s liability.  They launched an official appeal against the judgment, arguing that the judge erred in his verdict. Initially, Judge Thad Balkman of the Cleveland County District Court […]

Purdue Pharma Files Guilty Plea, Agrees to Pay $8.3 Billion in Opioid Compensation

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Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of opioid painkiller OxyContin, recently reached an agreement with the Department of Justice pending approval by a bankruptcy court. The agreement serves as the first step in resolving a protracted legal battle over the drug manufacturer’s role in the country’s opioid epidemic. The drugmaker pleaded guilty to a wide range of […]

Opioid Lawsuits Generating Hefty Payouts and Controversies

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Did you know that at least 115 Americans lose their lives to opioid every day? Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of others are struggling with opioid dependency. Sadly, the epidemic cuts across all demographics, with more than 500,000 opioid-related deaths recorded in the country between 2000 and 2016. The rising number of casualties led to the […]