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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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September 03, 2019 - 2:36 pm
By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press A federal judge overseeing litigation related to the nation's opioids epidemic has ruled that claims against Purdue Pharma and other drug companies can move to trial as the OxyContin maker tries to reach a settlement. The ruling was one of several issued Tuesday...
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Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses, outside the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 22, 2019 - 11:13 am
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Raeford Brown was uniquely positioned to help the U.S. government answer a critical question: Is a new version of the painkiller OxyContin helping fight the national opioid epidemic? An expert in pain treatment at the University of Kentucky...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy. . (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
March 26, 2019 - 12:52 pm
By KEN MILLER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with...
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