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October 27, 2019 - 5:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Work at dozens of constructions sites across Connecticut will be suspended in the coming days to draw attention to the problem of opioid abuse in the construction industry. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong are scheduled to appear Monday morning...
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Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in downtown Stamford, April 2, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the past 20 years. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
October 21, 2019 - 5:27 am
By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press (AP) -- A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the...
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October 15, 2019 - 5:02 am
STAMFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio)_ One of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has died. Beverly Sackler died Monday, according to a filing made by her lawyers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. She was the widow of Raymond Sackler, one of the brothers who bought the drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952...
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Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in downtown Stamford, April 2, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the past 20 years. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
October 04, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press (AP) -- Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of the nation's opioids crisis. Their...
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Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in downtown Stamford, April 2, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the past 20 years. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
September 09, 2019 - 1:27 am
By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyers representing local governments both said Sunday that they're interested in continuing negotiations to settle lawsuits over the toll of the opioid crisis a day after two state attorneys general told colleagues that their...
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June 13, 2018 - 3:19 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut say quick thinking by a library director saved an overdose victim at a library. The Norwich Bulletin reports a person overdosed Monday at the Otis Library in Norwich. Library executive director Robert Farwell sprang into action and used naloxone to...
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