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Prosecutor About Doctor:
'Basically, He's a Serial Killer'
Mar 7, 2021 3:42 PM CST
Prosecutor About Doctor: 'Basically, He's a Serial Killer'
Long Island doctor charged in connection with opioid deaths
- A Long Island Doctor who saw patients in a hotel parking lot, a Dunkin’ Donuts, and an abandoned Radio Shack has been indicted on murder charges, the AP reports. Authorities say George Blatti, 75, prescribed massive amounts of opioids, leading to the deaths of five patients and endangering the lives...
Amid Opioid ODs,
Firm Advised How
Feb 4, 2021 12:02 AM CST
Amid Opioid ODs, Firm Advised How to 'Supercharge' Sales: Report
Consulting firm McKinsey to pay $573M for role in crisis
- The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement over its role in advising companies on how to "supercharge" opioid sales amid an overdose crisis, a person with knowledge of the deal told the AP on Wednesday. Sources told the
New York Times
Federal Lawsuit: Walmart
Helped Fuel a National Crisis
Dec 22, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Federal Lawsuit: Walmart Helped Fuel a National Crisis
Justice Department says company's pharmacies 'failed to follow basic legal rules'
- The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its more than 5,000 pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, reports the AP . Details of the allegations contained in the civil complaint being filed Tuesday:
The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal
Sacklers Infuriate Lawmakers
Dec 17, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Sacklers Infuriate Lawmakers
Family behind Purdue Pharma has no regrets over opioid crisis
- The opioid epidemic has killed more than 400,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prescription opioids including Oxycontin, which Purdue Pharma put on the market about 25 years ago, caused about 230,000 of the deaths. The company's marketing pitched the pills to doctors...
Pleads Guilty to
3 Criminal Charges
Nov 24, 2020 2:34 PM CST
OxyContin Maker Pleads Guilty to 3 Criminal Charges
Company admits role in opioid epidemic
- Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accountable, in addition to the company. In a virtual hearing with a...
Settlement Is Close
Nov 6, 2020 4:05 PM CST
Landmark Opioid Settlement Is Close
4 companies would pay $26B
- Four companies are closing in on a $26 billion settlement of lawsuits over their roles in the opioid crisis. The deal would prevent state and local governments from suing the companies in the future. Some of the governments had rejected a similar package last year; the companies added $4 billion...
Walmart Sues Feds
in Opioid Abuse Battle
Oct 23, 2020 1:50 AM CDT
Walmart Sues Feds in Opioid Abuse Battle
Lawsuit is 'pre-emptive strike'
- Walmart is suing the US government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. The government is expected to take civil action against the world's largest retailer, seeking big financial penalties, for the role its pharmacies may have played in the crisis...
It Makes OxyContin. Now It's
Made a Deal With the Feds
Oct 21, 2020 12:20 PM CDT
It Makes OxyContin. Now It's Made a Deal With the Feds
Inside the $8.3B Purdue Pharma settlement
- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday in announcing an $8.3 billion deal that settles the federal investigation of how the company marketed opioids, Politico reports. Those charges include conspiracy to defraud the US and violating federal anti-kickback laws....
on Son's Death:
'You Can't Die
and Give Up'
Aug 7, 2020 2:00 PM CDT
Melissa Etheridge on Son's Death: 'You Can't Die and Give Up'
Singer talks to 'Rolling Stone' about 21-year-old Beckett Cypher succumbing to opioid addiction
- Melissa Etheridge continues to mourn the loss of her 21-year-son, Beckett Cypher, who died in May due to an opioid addiction, and in a new
video interview, the 59-year-old singer reveals it's still "a struggle." "You want to help your child," she tells...
Secret US Safe Injection
Site Saved Dozens of Lives
Jul 9, 2020 8:02 AM CDT
Secret US Safe Injection Site Saved Dozens of Lives
Researcher say clandestine site reversed 33 overdoses
- For years, addicts have been injecting themselves with drugs at a secret location in an undisclosed US city. Researchers say the clandestine safe injection site has saved dozens of lives and has probably prevented many HIV and hepatitis C infections. The site, based on legal ones in Europe and Canada,...
Drug Raids Reveal
May 19, 2020 7:05 PM CDT
Drug Raids Reveal 'Unprecedented' Fentanyl Production
Asian syndicates might be treating pandemic as a 'business opportunity'
- Raids on clandestine labs in Myanmar resulted in drug seizures that were "truly off the charts," authorities say. AFP reports that the raids on dozens of labs in remote Shan state between February and April unearthed hundreds of pounds of heroin and raw opium, along with the largest...
This Is How He Died
May 16, 2020 1:30 PM CDT
Actor: This Is How He Died
Marlyse Williams speaks out about Logan's death
- Logan Williams' death remains tragic, but at least the cause is known—and might help others avoid the same fate. His grieving mother, Marlyse, has stepped into the media spotlight to explain how
star died suddenly on April 2 at age 16. "His death is not going...
Guy's Joker 'Performance' Ends
in Charge of Terrorist Threat
Mar 5, 2020 7:56 AM CST
Guy's Joker 'Performance' Ends in Charge of Terrorist Threat
'I'm planning on killing a bunch of people,' Jeremy Garnier said on livestream
- A man in a Joker costume threatened to kill people on a nearly hourlong livestream as he drove around a St. Louis suburb on Monday, according to University City police. "I'm going to start killing people until this reaches a thousand [viewers] and once it reaches a thousand,...
Feb 25, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Congressional Candidate Speaks After Overdose
No shame for Chris Taylor, who suspends bid to seek treatment
- A Republican vying for Congress in Arizona has suspended his bid after overdosing on heroin. "I recently relapsed after having so many solid years in sobriety," Chris Taylor, a Safford city councilman who completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan and has struggled with opioid addiction since high...
She Scored a
Hit for a Friend.
Feb 5, 2020 7:40 PM CST
She Scored a Hit for a Friend. Then Came the Text
A lengthy look at overdose-homicide prosecutions
- Jamie Maynard has been clean for three years, a feat she credits in part to having gone to prison, where she got off heroin. But in a lengthy piece for the
, Paige Williams makes the case that she should have never been behind bars. The Ohio woman was...
As Meth Makes a Comeback,
Opioid Funds Redirected
Jan 21, 2020 2:50 AM CST
As Meth Makes a Comeback, Opioid Funds Redirected
It's already the most lethal drug west of the Mississippi
- Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in a massive spending bill passed by...
Study of Auto Plant Closures
Finds a Double Whammy
Jan 4, 2020 2:00 PM CST
Study of Auto Plant Closures Finds a Double Whammy
Researchers found an association between closure, increased opioid death rate
- The closure of an auto plant may do more than just depress an area's economy. A study published Monday in
JAMA Internal Medicine
surfaces an association between such closures and a rise in opioid deaths. Specifically, in counties where assembly plants had shuttered five years prior, the opioid overdose...
State Sues Walgreens,
3 Other Firms Under
Drug Dealer Law
Dec 18, 2019 2:07 AM CST
State Sues Walgreens, 3 Other Firms Under Drug Dealer Law
'They knowingly and deliberately distributed drugs in our state without controls'
- Michigan on Tuesday sued four companies over the deadly painkiller epidemic, becoming what state Attorney General Dana Nessel says is the first state to sue major opioid distributors under a liability law that is typically used to go after drug dealers. The lawsuit was filed in Wayne County and names...
Purdue Affiliate Accused of
Selling 'Deeply Cynical' Drug
Dec 15, 2019 2:45 PM CST
Purdue Affiliate Accused of Selling 'Deeply Cynical' Drug
Or is Mundipharma selling a much-needed cure?
- As Purdue Pharma buckles under a mountain of litigation and public protest in the United States, its foreign affiliate, Mundipharma, has expanded abroad, using some of the same tactics to sell the addictive opioids that made its owners, the Sackler family, among the richest in the world. Mundipharma is...
9 Sentenced in China After
Tip From US About 'Diana'
Nov 7, 2019 1:57 AM CST
9 Sentenced in China After Tip From US About 'Diana'
All were fentanyl traffickers
- A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers Thursday in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and US law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal synthetic opioids. Liu Yong was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, while Jiang...
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