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Civil and criminal cases are multiplying as more fingers point to Big Pharma as the engine in the addiction epidemic. In this Instant Insights, we look at the resulting litigation.

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Naloxone, an opioid-reversal medication, also known by brand names Narcan and Evzio. (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Some nurses who have been prescribed medication to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose, in order to use that drug on people who may need it in public, have been denied life insurance coverage by companies because of that prescription, according to lawmakers and advocacy groups.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at [email protected]

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