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Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4 billion in largest opioid settlement in US history

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The largest opioid settlement in history comes, not from a company that oversold opioids, but from a company profiting from the crisis. This should be a strident alarm for any community, city or state considering moving to a model that focuses on making Suboxone or other Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) drugs widely available, particularly when...Read more

Oklahoma, Teva Pharmaceuticals reach $85 million settlement in opioid case

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The state of Oklahoma is going after the drug companies which it blames for helping to create the opioid addiction crisis. Having settled out of court in May with Teva Pharmaceuticals for 85 million dollars, and in March of 2019 Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin for $270 million, they will now take Johnson and Johnson...Read more

In Newly Released Deposition, OxyContin Owner Defends Response to Reports of Abuse

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Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, now has one of it's former Presidents, Richard Sackler, in legal hot water. During his deposition given in March 2019, it became clear that the family made billions of dollars in profit without giving due care or concern for the effects that were created...Read more

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