Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report

Published October 21 Four drug companies reached a settlement to avoid going to trial that sought to blame them for stoking the nationwide opioid crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter, that McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd agreed to a deal. It … Continue reading Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report

Massive lawsuit says Sackler family broke laws to profit from opioids

Group of more than 500 cities, counties and tribes accuses family of helping to create ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history A group made up of more than 500 cities, counties and Native American tribes across the United States has filed a massive lawsuit accusing members of the Sackler family, who own the maker of the … Continue reading Massive lawsuit says Sackler family broke laws to profit from opioids

Kansas doctor gets life in prison for selling opioids that led to patient’s death

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Updated 6:14 AM ET, Sat March 9, 2019 (CNN) A doctor in Kansas was sentenced to life in prison Friday for distributing prescription drugs that resulted in the death of a patient, federal officials said. Wichita doctor Steven R. Henson, 57, was convicted in October after dozens of charges, including conspiracy to distribute … Continue reading Kansas doctor gets life in prison for selling opioids that led to patient’s death

New opioid is 500X more powerful than morphine and it could be on the market soon

By: Justin Gray Updated: Oct 16, 2018 - 5:13 PM WASHINGTON, DC - There are concerns over a new, even stronger opioid - and an FDA committee is recommending its approval. Critics warn the new drug could be even more dangerous than oxycotin or fentanyl. The question critics are asking is why would the FDA want to … Continue reading New opioid is 500X more powerful than morphine and it could be on the market soon