opioid crisis

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)
AP
November 07, 2019 - 9:21 am
A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to keep nearly 2,700 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and hundreds more against the family members who own the company on hold until at least April so the sides can keep working toward a settlement.
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AP
October 03, 2019 - 9:56 am
Local government lawsuits against the family that owns Purdue Pharma should be allowed to proceed even as the company attempts to reach a nationwide settlement in bankruptcy court over the toll of the opioids crisis, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
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(Photo by Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant/TNS/Sipa USA)
AP
September 12, 2019 - 1:34 pm
State attorneys general are offering mixed opinions on a tentative opioid-crisis settlement reached between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family.
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AP
October 22, 2018 - 12:36 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut has wasted little time spending federal grant money aimed at fighting the opioid crisis. An Associated Press analysis of the first wave of the grants shows the state ranks ninth in the percentage of funds received that have been spent. It has used nearly 83...
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