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Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Boston Globe - 1 hour ago

J&J Makes $4 Billion Opioid Offer as Distributors Seek Deal -- Johnson & Johnson has offered to pay $4 billion to settle all claims accusing the company of helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, as part of a potentially larger deal involving drugmakers and distributors that could top $20 billion.

Boston Globe - 1 hour ago

Drug firms offer to settle US opioid suits with US$50 billion package - sources

Teva Pharmaceuticals is in talks to contribute over US$15 billion worth of drugs as part of a settlement to resolve lawsuits alleging it helped ...

Channel NewsAsia - 1 hour ago

Drug firms offer to settle U.S. opioid suits with $50 billion package - sources

Reuters - 1 hour ago

Man pleads guilty to cocaine possession for powdered milk

Independent UK - 1 hour ago

New Study: Opioid Crisis Cost US Economy $631B Over 4 Years

Epoch Times - 1 hour ago

Drug Giants Pursuing $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

New York Times - 4 hours ago

The Latest: Opioid lawyers picking jury in hard-hit area

OCT 16, 2019 - CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local):3:45 p.m.Attorneys in a landmark opioid trial in Cleveland must pick a jury...

Oklahoman - 2 hours ago

Chronic pain patients complain obtaining opioid medications has become difficult

Oklahoman - 2 hours ago

Judge admits he made $107 million mistake in deciding Johnson & Johnson opioid award

Oklahoma court acknowledged it erroneously added three zeroes in calculating $572 million legal settlement

CBS News - 3 hours ago

Judge Shoots Down Bid to Delay Major Opioid Trial

Courthouse News - 3 hours ago

Almost 50 pounds of cocaine fount in Port Everglades shipped from Dominican Republic

Dominican Today - 4 hours ago

Man carrying powdered milk pleads guilty to cocaine charge — to get out of jail

NBC News - 5 hours ago

Cocaine godmother's son explains why he's pursuing reality TV fame with 'Cartel Crew'

Cocaine godmother's son Michael Corleone Blanco explains why he's pursuing reality TV fame with VH1's 'Cartel Crew.'

Fox News - 5 hours ago

Gurbir Grewal announces opioid response team for Paterson -- Paterson will create an opioid response team after receiving a state grant announced by state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. -- Paterson Press

North Jersey - 5 hours ago

Drug distributor shares jump after opioid settlement report -- Shares of McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal climbed more than 6% amid talk of deal to resolve lawsuits

CBS News - 5 hours ago

Hillbrow drug dealers nabbed with R1.5m worth of khat, cocaine

News 24 - 6 hours ago

SA drug mule caught with cocaine in dreadlocks to be freed from Thai prison

News 24 - 6 hours ago

An Oklahoma man was given 15 years for cocaine possession. The substance was powdered milk

Montreal Gazette - 6 hours ago

Judge admits math error — it should’ve been $107,000, not $107 million — in Johnson & Johnson opioid judgment

"That will be the last time I use that calculator," an Oklahoma judge jokingly told attorneys at the end of the hearing in the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.

Chicago Tribune - 7 hours ago

Five companies said to be in talks over $22 billion opioid settlement

CNBC - 7 hours ago

‘Substance actually powdered milk’: Man sentenced to 15 years after police thought he had cocaine

After a brief chase, the officer who caught him searched his backpack and found a coffee can with a clear baggie that contained "a large amount of white powder substance," according to an affidavit.

Chicago Sun-Times - 8 hours ago

View All Photos -- Grant money awarded to fight opioid crisis

North Jersey - 8 hours ago

Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in Oklahoma opioid case

Oklahoman - 9 hours ago

Jury selection begins in opioid trial despite delay request

The Columbian - 9 hours ago

Three major drug distributors in talks to settle opioid claims for $18 billion

NBC News - 10 hours ago

Oklahoma Opioid Trial: Judge admits $107...

Oklahoman - 10 hours ago

Drug distributor shares spike on word of opioid settlement

OCT 16, 2019 - Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the opioid crisis.Two people with knowledge of the negotiations,...

Oklahoman - 10 hours ago

News -- Landmark opioid trial coming soon: Jury selection underway -- Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that sold prescription painkillers engaged in a deadly conspiracy. -- News

USA Today - 12 hours ago

Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

ABC News - 12 hours ago

Amid Other Health Scuffles, Dem Candidates Agree That Drug Companies Should Be Held Accountable For Opioid Crisis

Kaiser Health News - 13 hours ago

High-profile trial over who should pay for the opioid crisis begins Wednesday

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 14 hours ago

PASTOR sells special miracle water to his brainwashed congregants! Religion is the opium of the masses (PHOTO).

Daily Post Kenya - 15 hours ago

Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

ABC News - 15 hours ago

Angels employee told investigators he gave oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs

NBC News - 17 hours ago

Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

Aljazeera - 19 hours ago

Jailing opioid executives is a sickening idea

Washington Examiner - 23 hours ago

3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

NPR - 1 day ago

Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $631B over 4 years, new study finds

Boston Herald - 1 day ago

Deadliest Catch vet Jerod Sechrist arrested for felony heroin possession when he is taken into custody for an outstanding reckless driving charge

Daily Mail - 1 day ago

Local businesses work together to combat Ohio's growing opioid crisis

ABC News - 1 day ago

Top drug distributors in talks to settle opioid litigation for $18 billion, report says

State and local officials are reportedly in talks with three major drug distributors on a potential $18 billion settlement of litigation that blames them for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic.

CNBC - 1 day ago

Pharma Giants in Talks to Settle Opioid Lawsuits for $18 Billion

Three pharmaceutical companies are considering an $18 billion settlement that would end thousands of lawsuits related to the opioid crisis.

Rolling Stone - 1 day ago

Opioid trial judge admits $107 million math error

OCT 16, 2019 - NORMAN — A judge admitted Tuesday to making a $107 million math error in his verdict in the state's opioid case. "That will be the last time I use that calculator," said...

Oklahoman - 1 day ago

Mama June and boyfriend Geno Doak both plead 'not guilty' to crack cocaine possession following drug arrest in March at Alabama gas station

Daily Mail - 1 day ago

Commentary: U.S. making progress on the opioid crisis

Delaware State News - 1 day ago

State regent resigns following criticims of his role in opioid appeal

Oklahoman - 1 day ago

Elton John says Ryan White's funeral was 'the catalyst' for him to get sober after cocaine 'opened' him up

Fox News - 1 day ago

Alberta government joins B.C. lawsuit to recover costs related to opioid crisis | CBC News

CBC News - 1 day ago

Your Guide To The Massive (And Massively Complex) Opioid Litigation

NPR - 1 day ago

Jeremy Renner's ex-girlfriends accuse him of taking cocaine and having threesomes while his six-year-old daughter was in the house

Daily Mail - 1 day ago

Lawsuit claims Fortnite is as addictive as cocaine

Fox News - 1 day ago

Opinion -- Like you, I never thought the opioid crisis would knock at my door. Then it came for my son -- Katherine Steinhoff

CBC News - 1 day ago

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Boston Herald - 2 days ago

Judge grants mega-rich Sackler family reprieve from legal costs of opioid crisis

Ars Technica - 2 days ago

Compulsory content labelling... on cannabis! Experts call for unit system similar to alcohol to let marijuana smokers know how much THC they're inhaling

Daily Mail - 2 days ago

Maryland woman working to expose opioid treatment scam

The Baltimore Sun - 2 days ago

Dopamine surges and stroke danger: What happens to the brain when someone takes cocaine

Telegraph UK - 2 days ago

Mom Shares Startling Photos Of Her Son Before And After He Became Addicted To Heroin

Inquisitr - 3 days ago

Yaroslav Pastukhov faces sentencing for role in $24.2 million cocaine plot

NZ Herald - 3 days ago

Captain of yacht pleads guilty to smuggling 400 kilos of cocaine from Dominican Republic

Dominican Today - 4 days ago

New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

ABC News - 4 days ago

Beyond the Sacklers: Free-trade policies contributed to the opioid epidemic -- We can't say for sure that job losses are killing people. Yet it seems likely that there's a relationship.

Boston Globe - 5 days ago

Legislator questions 'loyalty' of state regent aiding opioid appeal

OCT 11, 2019 - An Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education came under fire Thursday for representing opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in its appeal against an Oklahoma judge's ruling...

Oklahoman - 6 days ago

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

OCT 10, 2019 - CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in...

Oklahoman - 6 days ago

‘Sesame Street’ to Tackle Opioid Crisis With New Muppet

Sesame Street will tackle the opioid crisis and its impact on families with the help of a new Muppet whose parent has a "grown up problem."

Rolling Stone - 6 days ago

Sesame Street tackles opioid crisis with muppet Karli revealing her mom is battling addiction -- Show creators said they turned to the issue of addiction since data shows 5.7 million children under age 11 live in households with a parent with substance use disorder.

Toronto Star - 6 days ago

'One line is never enough': Confessions of cocaine addicts

Sky News - 6 days ago

Sesame Street introduces new character to help kids understand opioid crisis

The long-running kids TV show has a tradition of tackling social issues in a way that helps kids understand the world around them. Karli is a new character featured in “Sesame Street in Communities” - supplemental content that is free to providers, parents and caregivers - and is designed for kids who are often the unseen victims of addiction.

NBC News - 7 days ago

Acting FDA chief inspects two international mail facilities for illicit vaping and opioid products

CNBC - 7 days ago

UConn to redirect donations from opioid maker owners

Oklahoman - 7 days ago

Opioid makers' latest legal woe: West Virginia handyman

Oklahoman - 7 days ago

Family on SC vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean

AP News - 7 days ago

How CBD and THC balance each other out

ABC News - 8 days ago

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

Oklahoman - 8 days ago

Purdue opioid deal blasted as records show $13B to Sacklers

Oklahoman - 12 days ago

Ohio counties tell court: Don't let state stop opioid trial

Oklahoman - 13 days ago

4th person arrested in illegal Kenosha THC vaping business

Chicago Tribune - 13 days ago

Colombia: Suspected drug smugglers saved from drowning by cocaine packs

The black boxes which kept the three men afloat tested positive for cocaine.

Sky News - 13 days ago

Quick legal comfort to end the opioid crisis

With the help of a clever federal judge, thousands of court cases against the opioid industry might soon end in a negotiated settlement, bringing quick funds to local communities in desperate need.

Christian Science Monitor - 14 days ago

Orange County, Apopka joins other cities suing opioid-makers

Orlando Sentinel - 14 days ago

Company claims Oklahoma judge miscalculated opioid award

Oklahoman - 14 days ago

As opioid epidemic continues, Baltimore looks to address gap in reaching overdose victims overnight

The Baltimore Sun - 14 days ago

Johnson & Johnson settles with Ohio counties for $20 million prior to opioid trial

The settlement allows Johnson & Johnson to avoid a federal trial to determine whether manufacturers misrepresented the risks of long-term opioid use.

NBC News - 14 days ago

Attorneys for opioid maker want judge to correct alleged $107 million mathematical error in judgment rendered against them

OCT 2, 2019 - NORMAN — Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson say a judge made a huge computational error of more than $107 million in calculating the $572 million judgment he rendered against them at...

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

Drug stores trying to remove judge from US opioid litigation

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

Watchdog finds DEA was 'slow to respond' to opioid epidemic

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

Doctor facing life in prison for thousands of opioid doses

Houston Chronicle - 18 days ago

Johnson & Johnson appeals Oklahoma's $572M opioid ruling

SEP 26, 2019 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is appealing an Oklahoma judge's $572 million order against the company and its subsidiaries for helping fuel the...

Oklahoman - 20 days ago

Knopp Biosciences Receives NIH HEAL Grant to Discover and Advance Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain

AP News - 20 days ago

Judge in opioid litigation won't remove himself from case

SEP 26, 2019 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal judge in Cleveland overseeing national opioid litigation denied the requests Thursday of several drug companies that he remove himself from the case.U.S....

Oklahoman - 20 days ago

Drug companies appeal $572 million opioid trial verdict

SEP 26, 2019 - Opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries filed an appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court Wednesday claiming a $572 million nonjury verdict rendered against them...

Oklahoman - 20 days ago

Minnesota police seize nearly $4 million worth of illegal THC vaping cartridges in massive bust

Police in Minnesota seized nearly $4 million worth of illegal THC cartridges near Minneapolis as the nation’s vaping-related death count continued to climb.

New York Daily News - 21 days ago

Oklahoma doctors charged in separate opioid drug cases

Oklahoman - 26 days ago

'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales

Oklahoman - 29 days ago

Astronomers find water vapor on distant, temperate planet -- A pair of papers published this week argue that water vapor is present on K2-18 b, a temperate planet some 111 light-years from Earth.

Christian Science Monitor - 1 month ago

Seven times more opioid prescriptions filled in Canada, U.S., than Sweden, study finds | The Star

Excessive post-operative opioid prescribing has been associated with increased risks of drug diversion, new long-term opioid use and the development of opioid use disorder, the study notes.

Toronto Star - 1 month ago

7 Florida children hospitalized after eating THC candy disguised as regular sour candy

Seven Florida children were hospitalized after eating candy laced with THC. A classmate had brought it to school and handed it out.

Orlando Sentinel - 1 month ago

Point of View: Question the Oklahoma opioid lawsuit ruling

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma launches inmate opioid relapse prevention program

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Maker of Windex Wants You to Know It’s Not in Opioid Biz

The attorney general of Oklahoma might have created a bit of confusion on that point in discussing an opioid settlement.

New York Magazine - 1 month ago

Signal sent with opioid verdict

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Legal strategizing continues following $572 million verdict in state's opioid lawsuit

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Watch Richard Sackler Deny His Family’s Role in the Opioid Crisis — ProPublica

Sackler testified in 2015 in a lawsuit brought by Kentucky against his family’s company, Purdue Pharma, which makes the painkiller OxyContin. We published the transcript in February. Now you can see the video.

ProPublica - 1 month ago

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million to abate opioid epidemic

Euronews - 1 month ago

Australia: Japanese woman, 62, accused of smuggling methamphetamine

Tokyo Reporter - 1 month ago

Jada Pinkett Smith's mom struggled with heroin addiction, and other revealing tidbits from 'Red Table Talk'

The Baltimore Sun - 1 month ago

Five key quotes from opioid trial verdict

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Ruling announced in Oklahoma opioid trial - Photo Gallery

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

How Has the "Crack Cocaine of Gambling" Affected Illinois? The State Hasn't Bothered to Check.

ProPublica - 1 month ago

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

Oklahoman - 2 months ago

CBP in San Juan seize 6 pounds of heroin hidden in van's brakes

Dominican Today - 2 months ago

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

Oklahoman - 4 months ago