Tag Archives: Opioid

Viewpoints: Hospitals Deserve Large Share Of Settlement From Opioid Lawsuits; If Young People Want To Vape, They Should Be Allowed To Do So

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health issues and others. The New York Times: Don’t Forget Our Frontline Caregivers In The Opioid Epidemic America’s opioid epidemic will go down in history alongside the Spanish flu, typhoid, polio and AIDS as one of our worst public health disasters. Between 1999 and 2017, almost 218,000 people… Read More »

KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. In Defense Of Opioid Prescribers Articles such as this one are leaving elderly patients with debilitating pain and also hospice patients struggling to get adequate pain control (“Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits… Read More »

Nevada is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. There are more than 40 defendants in the case

The lawsuit lists more than 40 defendants, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Pharma, Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler family who controlled Purdue Pharma, Walgreen Co., Walmart Inc. and CVS Pharmacy. “Through a systematic marketing campaign, sham ‘medical’ organizations, funded experts, and other shameful tactics, the defendants peddled false science designed to demonstrate that opioids were… Read More »

Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson’s role in opioid crisis may be ‘worse’ than Purdue’s

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University, made the comments during the 11th day of the historic trial in Oklahoma that is aimed at holding Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries responsible for the state’s opioid epidemic. “Until I had an opportunity to review discovery documents,” Kolodny testified,… Read More »

The Latest: Hawaii sues opioid maker for deceptive marketing

The Latest on lawsuits filed against opioid maker Purdue Pharma. 5:45 p.m. Hawaii has joined other states in filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma. Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors said in a statement Monday that she has filed lawsuits for violations of Hawaii’s Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Law. One complaint alleges Purdue… Read More »