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American Rust review – Jeff Daniels is stuck in an opioid Groundhog Day

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“Folks say that as we get on, life is a series of indignities,” muses a judge to a police chief in a small American town. “I’m not sure I see it that way. Because once you don’t give a shit how you look or what people...

CVS, Walmart and Walgreens fueled opioid crisis, US jury finds

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Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed vast amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said on Tuesday, in a verdict that could set the tone for US city and county governments that want to...

Price for drug that reverses opioid overdoses soars amid record deaths

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As the United States faces an unprecedented surge in opioid overdoses, harm reduction groups are seeing shortages in naloxone, a usually affordable and easy-to-use medication that reverses overdoses and has been credi...

Sackler family set to pay $4.5bn to settle opioid claims after judge approves plan

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A US federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday conditionally approved a sweeping, potentially $10bn plan submitted by the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis t...

Former Purdue Pharma chair denies responsibility for US opioid crisis

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The former president and board chair of Purdue Pharma told a court Wednesday that he, his family and the company are not responsible for the opioid crisis in the United States. Richard Sackler, a member of the family ...

Sackler family won’t settle unless off the hook from opioid suits, hof gesê

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Members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will not contribute billions of dollars to a legal settlement unless they get off the hook for all current and future lawsuits over the company’s activitie...

Johnson & Johnson to pay $5bn in landmark $26bn US opioid settlement

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A group of US state attorneys general unveiled on Wednesday a landmark $26bn settlement with large drug companies for allegedly fueling the deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but some states were cool on the agreement...

Big pharma executives mocked ‘pillbillies’ in emails, West Virginia opioid trial hears

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Executives at one of the US’s largest drug distributors circulated rhymes and emails mocking “hillbillies” who became addicted to opioid painkillers even as the company poured hundreds of millions of pills into parts ...

‘The crisis was manufactured’: inside a damning film on the origins of the opioid epidemic

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The origin of America’s opioid crisis – the ludicrously profitable proliferation of addictive pain medications whose abuse killed nearly half a million Americans between 2000 en 2019 – arguably comes down to a single...

West Virginia seeks justice for the opioid crisis as trial begins

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Goeie more. The trial of three major US drug distributors over their alleged role in the opioid crisis in West Virginia is due to begin on Monday. The firms are accused of illegally pumping hundreds of millions of p...

George Floyd’s girlfriend testifies through tears about opioid addiction – video

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George Floyd’s girlfriend told the Derek Chauvin murder trial that the couple shared an addiction to opioid painkillers that they struggled to overcome in the weeks before his death.Courteney Ross described meeting th...