Stories tagged: purdue pharma
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma launched an ad campaign Monday to tell people harmed by their powerful prescription opioid where they can file claims against the company.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the company
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
Washington filed its third lawsuit tied to the opioid crisis Thursday, claiming one of the nation’s biggest companies deceived doctors and patients about the addictive nature of the painkillers it …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Members of the family that own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma say they will push to reverse Tufts University’s decision to strip their name from campus facilities and programs
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
State attorneys general with pending lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners will ask a federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday to give them more time to continue negotiating.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
Lawmakers asked the city’s legal team last year to explore litigation against the makers of OxyContin and other prescription painkillers, cited as the major source of the country’s opioid crisis. …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2019
The Spokane City Council is expected to approve a contract with a Seattle-based law firm that has brought multiple lawsuits against the manufacturers of opioid painkillers. The city’s legal department …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma’s offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by … selling more OxyContin.
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
A judge has cleared the way for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed over the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says its bankruptcy filing is not a way to seek refuge but rather an effort to resolve claims against it.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Washington is not agreeing to the tentative settlement some other states have reached with Purdue Pharma over the company’s role in the opioid crisis.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Attorneys representing 2,000 local governments, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly reach settlement
Attorney Paul Farrell says in a text message Wednesday that they have agreed to a deal in which Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue would pay up to $12 billion and have the …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says it wants a nationwide settlement over its role in the opioids crisis, but it’s proving difficult to reach a deal
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments say they are in active settlement negotiations amid a report that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has offered to settle for $10 billion …
Mon., June 3, 2019
California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as …
Thu., May 16, 2019
Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …
Wed., March 27, 2019
As the nation’s opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties around the country.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019
The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of …
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018
Franklin County has joined a list of government agencies throughout the country filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors for creating what they describe as “the worst man-made epidemic in …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
The state of Montana is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin from marketing opioids to Montana prescribers, seeking to put the force of …
Wed., May 24, 2017
The city of Everett is firing back at the multibillion-dollar producer of the prescription drug OxyContin.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
The city of Everett has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin. The
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009
The reward for information that helps capture a suspected two-time pharmacy robbery is now up to $2,000.
Thu., Aug. 27, 2009
The company that makes OxyContin is offering a $1,000 reward for information that solves a Spokane pharmacy robbery Sunday.