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PURDUE PHARMA's negotiations with state Attorneys General have reportedly stalled. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FEY

Purdue opioid settlement talks stall over Sacklers’ cash

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP’s settlement talks over the drugmaker’s opioid painkillers have stalled over how much money the family that owns the...
RHODE ISLAND was granted $17.1 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis, HHS announced Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

R.I. to receive $17M in federal funds for opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $17.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
A FEDERAL JUDGE has decided makers and distributors of opioid painkillers must face lawsuits claiming they banded together to wrongfully push sales of the addictive pills ahead of the first federal trial on the matter expected to take place next month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Big pharma ordered to face cities’ opioid-conspiracy claims

WILMINGTON, Del.  – Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health Inc. and other makers and distributors of opioid painkillers must face lawsuits claiming they banded together...
PURDUE PHARMA and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company related to the opioid epidemic for $10 billion to $12 billion. Who should receive the settlement money? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FEY

Who should be paid with settlement money from opioid medication producers?

On Aug. 26 an Oklahoma judge ordered health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for costs incurred in the...
PURDUE PHARMA' and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company related to the opioid epidemic for $10 billion to $12 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FEY

NBC: Purdue Pharma, owners offer to settle suits for $10B-$12B

MIAMI – Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion...
JOHNSON & JOHNSON shares rose as much as 5% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay $572 million to the state for the public-health crisis spawned by opioid painkillers. Oklahoma had sought as much as $17.5 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

J&J shares rise as Oklahoma opioid fine seen less than expected

WILMINGTON, Del. – Johnson & Johnson shares rose as much as 5% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay far less than...

$155K in grants go toward fighting opioid crisis in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A total of more than $150,000 in grants has been awarded to a number of groups across Rhode Island to help combat...

$360K in grants awarded in Kent, Washington counties for fight against...

PROVIDENCE – Regional prevention coalitions in Kent and Washington counties have announced more than $360,000 in grants to be distributed among 15 community organizations...

Five Questions With: Rebecca Boss

Since 2017, Rebecca Boss has served as director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She came to the department...
PURDUE PHARMA is reportedly preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds of lawsuits over its role in the United States opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

OxyContin maker Purdue explores bankruptcy, WSJ and Reuters say

NEW YORK - Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma LP is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds of lawsuits over its role in...
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