Category Archives: opioid

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Rhode Island announces $114M opioid settlement

Rhode Island announces $114M opioid settlement

Rhode Island has reached a settlement of more than $114 million with an opioid manufacturer and three distributors, most of which will go directly to fighting the crisis and helping people with addiction, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Tuesday.MORE

Appeals are mounting in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement

Appeals are mounting in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement

Objections to a historic settlement with Purdue Pharma are mounting in the form of appeals, with Rhode Island’s attorney general saying Wednesday the plan doesn’t hold the OxyContin maker or its owners accountable for its role in sparking the opioid crisis.MORE

What a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy means for the Sackler family

What a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy means for the Sackler family

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, GEOFF MULVIHILL and ADAM GELLER, The Associated Press Purdue Pharma could be heading for bankruptcy but the extent to which it would affect the Sackler family fortunes remains unclear. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, this week reached a tentative agreement with thousands of local governments and more than…MORE

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