Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, November 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Fog 29° Fog

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: purdue pharma


States say they’ll keep lawsuits against Purdue on hold

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

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

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 …


Spokane City Council agrees to pursue legal action against manufacturers of opioid painkillers

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. …


Spokane reverses course, will pursue damages against prescription painkiller manufacturers

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

State, local governments blast Purdue opioid settlement plan

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

‘Blood money’? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by … selling more OxyContin.


Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

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

Can Purdue Pharma’s opioid settlement win judge’s approval?

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

N.Y. finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

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

Opioid settlement not big enough or tough enough, Washington attorney general says

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 …


Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult

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

OxyContin maker, government attorneys in settlement talks

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 …


California sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma

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 …


5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

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 …


Local jurisdictions pay the price for nation’s opioid crisis

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

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma

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: Lawsuit distorts facts, scapegoats company

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 sues national drug makers over opioid crisis

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 …


Montana seeks marketing injunction against OxyContin maker

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 …


Everett counters OxyContin maker’s call to have lawsuit tossed

The city of Everett is firing back at the multibillion-dollar producer of the prescription drug OxyContin.


Everett files lawsuit against painkiller manufacturer

The city of Everett has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin. The


Reward in OxyContin robberies up to $2,000

The reward for information that helps capture a suspected two-time pharmacy robbery is now up to $2,000.


Drug maker offers reward in pharmacy robbery

The company that makes OxyContin is offering a $1,000 reward for information that solves a Spokane pharmacy robbery Sunday.