Judge Clears Purdue Pharma’s Restructuring Plan for Vote by Thousands of Claimants

The ruling was a milestone in yearslong efforts to make the OxyContin manufacturer pay for its role in the opioid crisis, but some plaintiffs feel the plan doesn’t go far enough.

#bankruptcies, #drain-robert-d, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #finances, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-science

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Paul J. Hanly Jr., Top Litigator in Opioid Cases, Dies at 70

Mr. Hanly had been central to the current nationwide litigation against pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and others in the opioid supply chain.

#deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hanly-paul-j-jr-1951-2021, #legal-profession, #liability-for-products, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Dazzling Skies, U.F.O. Sightings and Real-Life Monsters: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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In My Hometown, Opioids Are Still Stealing Lives

A decade ago, it was already a crisis. But it feels like its getting worse.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #funerals-and-memorials, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #pennsylvania, #purdue-pharma

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Book Review: ‘Empire of Pain,’ by Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book is about the Sacklers, the family whose company created the powerful painkiller that ushered in a new era of both pain management and opioid addiction.

#books-and-literature, #empire-of-pain-the-secret-history-of-the-sackler-dynasty-book, #keefe-patrick-radden, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma

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Purdue Pharma Offers Plan to End Sackler Control and Mounting Lawsuits

The OxyContin maker filed its long-awaited restructuring plan in bankruptcy court. Revenue from the new company would go exclusively to abating the opioid crisis.

#bankruptcies, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Doctor Who Prescribed Pain Pills Is Charged With 5 Counts of Murder

The prosecution on Long Island is one of several across the nation that seek to hold doctors criminally accountable for opioid-related deaths.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #george-blatti, #long-island-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassau-county-ny, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #press-democrat, #singas-madeline

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Head of McKinsey Is Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis

Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sneader-kevin

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He Lost His Son to an Overdose. Now He’s Taking On the ‘Top Drug Cop.’

One activist is asking the Biden administration to remember the failures that led to the opioid epidemic as it chooses the next head of the F.D.A.

#bisch-ed, #food-and-drug-administration, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sackler-family, #united-states-politics-and-government, #woodcock-janet

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McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm has reached the agreement with 47 states because of its advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

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Sacklers Deny Personal Responsibility for Opioid Epidemic in House Hearing

It was the first time in years that members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma have taken questions publicly, and the exchanges were tense.

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McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales

The firm faced criticism after a report revealed that consultants had discussed destroying documents related to the opioid business and proposed that a drugmaker pay its distributors rebates for overdoses.

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The Sacklers’ Last Poison Pill

A trapdoor in the Justice Department deal with the family’s company might enable them to escape a full accounting of their part in the opioid epidemic.

#justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family

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New Guidelines Cover Opioid Use After Children’s Surgery

Parents should not be afraid of managing the child’s pain with opioids when they are needed, but should make sure a child does not have access to leftover doses.

#children-and-childhood, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #parenting, #surgery-and-surgeons

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McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses

Court filings reveal consultants’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma.

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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Role in Opioid Crisis

The admission in federal court brought a formal end to a major investigation that resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement between the drug maker and the government.

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$26 Billion Settlement Offer in Opioid Lawsuits Gains Support

Three distributors and a drug manufacturer have proposed a deal that a majority of states and negotiators for small governments finally seem to like.

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Purdue Pharma Plea Offers Little Solace to Survivors of Opioid Crisis

The company, which produced OxyContin, faces penalties of $8.3 billion. But families of those addicted are skeptical of the tangible benefits.

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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue.

#fines-penalties, #justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #your-feed-healthcare

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Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #families-and-family-life, #hernias, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #parenting, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Former Angels Employee Charged in Pitcher’s Overdose Death

Tyler Skaggs, who had fentanyl and oxycodone in his system at the time of his death, would not have died if not for the fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

#baseball, #drug-enforcement-administration, #fentanyl, #fort-worth-tex, #justice-department, #los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim, #oxycontin-drug, #skaggs-tyler-1991-2019

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The Sacklers Could Get Away With It

The family behind Purdue Pharma made a fortune on the opioid epidemic. Will they ever truly face justice?

#advertising-and-marketing, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #personal-bankruptcies, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.

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