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.
Robert Storace | May 24, 2019
Three families have become the face of opioid addiction in Connecticut.
Colby Hamilton | April 23, 2019
The Rochester drug distributor's oxycodone order fulfillment increased eightfold over a four-year period, despite numerous internal warnings that the sales were driven by suspect behavior.
Jackie Ford | April 16, 2019
In addition to causing widespread misery in society as a whole, opioids are producing specific challenges in the workplace. As just one example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 25-percent increase from 2012 to 2017 in the number of workers fatally overdosing on the job.
Amanda Bronstad | May 28, 2019
A lawyer for the state of Oklahoma opened the bench trial with: "If you oversupply, people will die."
Dan M. Clark | May 06, 2019
Democrats in the state Legislature are expected to move a bill on Monday to prohibit life insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals, including nurses, who are prescribed opioid-reversal medications, like Naloxone or Narcan.
Tom McParland | April 19, 2019
An investor in AmerisourceBergen Corp. is taking aim at the directors of the Chesterbrook-based drug wholesaler with a books-and-records suit in Delaware seeking to investigate potential wrongdoing associated with the opioid crisis.
Max Mitchell | May 09, 2019
A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $2 million to a woman who claimed that her former pain management doctor needlessly prescribed her addictive opioid medications, which led to both mental and physical injuries.
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