Tag: pharmaceutical companies

Lawsuits pile up against Purdue Pharma, other drug companies over OxyContin

Amid hints of a pending bankruptcy filing, officials are weighing their options in a mounting legal push against Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the narcotic prescription painkiller, OxyContin. Oklahoma settled for $270 million with Purdue and the company’s owners,… Read More

Opioid makers face lawsuits

Gripped by the tragic toll of prescription drug overdoses, states, municipalities and labor unions are suing opioid manufacturers. “Philadelphia-area union workers are joining a wave of litigation against opioid manufacturers after losing eight members to addiction in 11… Read More