The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.
The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle la…
Burke County has signed onto an agreement that determines how money from a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors would be distributed and spent.
Burke was one of multiple counties across the U.S. who sued opioid distributors. A lawsuit settlement is expected soon.
The Asheville Police Department warned the community Tuesday that it suspects a dangerous batch of fentanyl could be circulating in the area.
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Burke County was recently awarded a $600,000 grant to combat opioid addiction.
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The state is a case study in how legal fights against drug companies don't always balance the scales.
Judge James Jones said at that sentencing that “this is the worst case I have ever seen. It was purely a pill mill,” said Katherine Hayek, a spokesperson for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
In a historic ruling, an Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the company to pay $572 million to help abate the problem.
Vulnerabilities that allowed vast quantities of the drug into the United States went unaddressed for years as tens of thousands of Americans died from overdoses.
An analysis reveals the pharmacies that ordered the most hydrocodone and oxycodone as the epidemic raged across the nation.