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Sackler-Owned Opioid Maker Pushes Overdose Treatment Abroad

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said. “You’re in the business of selling medicine t...
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OxyContin Maker Negotiating Settlement Worth a Reported $12B

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation's deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership o...
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In Opioid Lawsuits, One State Opts to Stay on the Sidelines

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has fought prescription opioid abuse through public education campaigns, worked with lawmakers to tighten up prescribing practices and even demanded documents from the maker of OxyContin. He has said the ...