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Sackler family withdrew $10 billion from Purdue Pharma while legal pressure mounted, audit shows

December 17, 2019
Manufacturing and Production Oxy, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, Sackler family, opioid, opioid crisis, sackler

An audit commissioned by Purdue Pharma, to help navigate its bankruptcy, indicates that members of the Sackler family withdrew $10.7 …


Sacklers could give up Purdue Pharma and settle 2,000 lawsuits for $10-12 billion, proposal says

August 28, 2019
Research and Development OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, Sackler family, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

The Sackler family are offering to settle more than 2,000 opioid crisis lawsuits for between $10-12 billion, according to NBC. …

J&J must pay $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis in Oklahoma, judge says

August 27, 2019
Manufacturing and Production J&J, JJ, Johnson & Johnson, Oklahoma, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

A judge in Oklahoma has said that Johnson & Johnson must pay $572 million for the part it played in …


Researchers design automatic opioid overdose antidote device

July 25, 2019
Research and Development naloxone, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma, purdue university

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a device that would automatically detect an overdose in opioid users and release a …

Ohio prosecutors file charges against opioid distributor Miami-Luken

July 22, 2019
Sales and Marketing US, USA, West Virginia, criminal case, opioid crisis, opioids

Federal prosecutors in Cincinnati have filed criminal charges against opioid distributor Miami-Luken, and four others, over the role they played …

Oklahoma lawyers say J&J is kingpin of pharmaceutical cartel

July 16, 2019
Manufacturing and Production J&J, JJ, Oklahoma, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

Lawyers representing the State of Oklahoma described Johnson & Johnson as the ‘kingpin’ in a ‘pharmaceutical cartel’ as they accused …

J&J ‘worse’ than Purdue Pharma expert witness says

June 12, 2019
Research and Development J&J, JJ, Johnson & Johnson, Oklahoma, opioid crisis, phamra

The role Johnson & Johnson played in the opioid crisis was ‘in some ways worse’ than that of Purdue Pharma, …

Oklahoma prosecutors say J&J used ‘brainwashing campaign’ to boost opioid sales

May 30, 2019
Research and Development J&J, JJ, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma, public health

Oklahoma state prosecutors have accused Johnson & Johnson of engaging in a “cynical, deceitful, multibillion-dollar brainwashing campaign” to boost sales …


UK GPs are underequipped to handle growing chronic opioid use, report warns

May 13, 2019
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing NHS, UK, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has argued that general practitioners (GPs) in the UK are lacking …


Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor found guilty of bribing doctors

May 3, 2019
Medical Communications Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, Subsys, fentanyl, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma

The founder of opioid drugmaker Insys Therapeutics has been found guilty of bribing doctors in order to persuade them to …


Former pharma wholesaler execs face criminal charges over opioid crisis

April 24, 2019
Research and Development Litigation, RDC, Rochester Drug Cooperative, opioid crisis, opioids

Laurence Doud III, the former CEO of New York-based Rochester Drug Co-operative (RDC) – one of the largest drug distributors …


Opioid crisis cost US government nearly $38 billion in lost taxes

April 11, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development US, government, opioid crisis, opioids, public health, tax revenue

The opioid epidemic may have cost US state and federal governments as much as $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue, …


Indivior shares fall by 70% after allegations of fraud

April 10, 2019
Research and Development Virginia, indivior, opioid crisis, opioids, suboxone

Shares in London-listed Indivior plummeted this morning after US Federal prosecutors said the British drugmaker had deceived doctors as to …


Sacklers file motion to throw lawsuit out of court

April 5, 2019
Medical Communications Massachusetts, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, opioid crisis, opioids, sackler

Members of the Sackler family have asked a judge to throw a lawsuit – filed by Massachusetts attorney general Maura …


Purdue Pharma settle Oklahoma lawsuit for $270 million

March 26, 2019
Research and Development Oklahoma, OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, opioid crisis, oxycodone

OxyContin drugmaker Purdue Pharma has agreed to pay nearly $270 million to the state of Oklahoma, in order to settle …

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