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Article Category: OxyContin

Opioid-Related Deaths Are On The Rise In America

Suzette Gomez ❘

Opioid-related overdoses have climbed up 137% from 2019 to 2020. By April of this year, drug overdose deaths were up 11.4%.

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty To 3 Opioid Criminal Charges

Suzette Gomez ❘

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to 3 opioid criminal charges on October 21, 2020 and pay $8.3 billion.

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Hayley Hudson ❘

Several Ohio counties have filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical retailers on the grounds that the companies supplemented the opioid epidemic.

Medicaid Coverage Expansion Leads To Less Opioid Deaths

Hayley Hudson ❘

A 2020 study found that expanding Medicaid coverage resulted in less opioid overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids.

Illicit Opioid Use Risks More Than Overdose

Michael Muldoon ❘

Illicit opioid use is responsible for overdose deaths, but research has also linked it to increased likelihood of death from other causes.

Purdue Pharmaceuticals Files For Bankruptcy Protection To Pay Controversial Settlement

Nathan Yerby ❘

Purdue Pharmaceuticals earned billions from selling OxyContin, but now the company will pay billions to settle over 2,000 lawsuits and avoid bankruptcy.

Arizona Files Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Owners Of Purdue Pharma

Jena Hilliard ❘

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a Bill of Complaint in the U.S. Supreme Court against owners of Purdue Pharma – the Sackler family.

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