Opioid

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
AP News
October 31, 2019 - 2:42 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit over the opioid crisis, even as the top lawyers in some states are pushing to settle claims over powerful prescription painkillers. Mark Herring filed a lawsuit Thursday against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, saying it and a...
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 2:02 pm
By MARK GILLISPIE and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks. U.S...
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AP News
September 11, 2019 - 4:34 pm
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reached a tentative deal Wednesday with about half the states and thousands of local governments over its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic, but criticism by several state attorneys...
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Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, File
August 14, 2018 - 1:14 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of four drugs in a combination never tried before, including the powerful opioid fentanyl. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to...
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Jeff Katz
February 09, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Ruth Carter.mp3 Diversion Program Manager for the DEA, Ruth Carter gives us an update on how the DEA is helping fight the opioid epidemic in Washington D.C.
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