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Neronha joins 22 states in opposing Purdue Pharma settlement offer

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha joined attorneys general from 22 other states and opioid addiction activists on Tuesday in pushing back against...

R.I. getting $2.6M from McKinsey & Co. opioid settlement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2.6 million from a multistate settlement from  consulting firm McKinsey & Co. related to an investigation into the...

Bankruptcy judge OKs federal settlement with Purdue Pharma

Proposed settlements between the federal government and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners cleared a major legal hurdle Tuesday when a bankruptcy judge...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...
A JUDGE in Boston on Tuesday denied the Sackler family’s request to toss out a lawsuit related to the family's role in the opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue’s Sacklers get closer to an opioid trial in Mass.

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP’s billionaire owners, the Sackler family, are a step closer to a trial in Massachusetts over their role in...
PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue, Sacklers seek to use bankruptcy as shield from suits

NEW YORK – The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the United States...
WAS THE BANKRUPTCY filing of Purdue Pharma a way the owners of the company, the Sackler family, could protect their personal fortunes from the effects of the more than 2,000 lawsuits that have been filed against the company and the Sacklers? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Did the Sackler family take money out of Purdue Pharma for...

When Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, it was in no small measure to blunt the effects of the more then...
QUESTIONS ARE GROWING about the value of the proposed settlement between Purdue Pharma and a number of states and cities suing for damages caused by the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

Purdue opioid deal may be worth less than drugmaker promised

WILMINGTON, Del. – Purdue Pharma LP’s deal to escape thousands of lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis may be provide less than...

CVS is Purdue’s largest listed creditor

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP told a bankruptcy court it owes almost $100 million to pharmacy-benefit managers, drug distributors and state health departments in...
Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy, hoping to avoid having to deal individually with more than 2,000 lawsuits stemming from the company's role in the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy to wipe out 2,000...

WILMINGTON, Del. – Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy with a more than $10 billion plan to settle claims that it fueled the U.S....

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