A U.S. judge on Friday allowed Purdue Pharma to immediately challenge her rejection of legal protections for Sackler family members who own the OxyContin maker, and which were a major component of its bankruptcy reorganization plan.
Regional pharmacy chain operator Giant Eagle Inc on Friday said it had agreed to settle lawsuits accusing it of fueling the opioid epidemic in several Ohio communities,
Rhode Island plans to create supervised spaces for users to inject illegal drugs, in a big test of the idea that reducing harm to drug users is more effective than criminalization.
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.
Among the families who lost children and other loved ones in the nation's opioid crisis, many had held out hope of someday facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners in a courtroom.
A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's plan to settle billions in lawsuits over the opioid crisis.
A member of the Sackler family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says the billionaires will not agree to a settlement unless it includes liability protections for the heirs against waves of lawsuits over the opioid crisis.
The parents of a 16-year-old boy who died from a fentanyl overdose have started a petition calling on social media apps like TikTok and Snapchat to change their policies.
A recent lawsuit over THC-laced edibles and packaging raises the question whether cannabis companies are aiming to draw in adolescents as a possible market.