The two counties are suing retail pharmacies for their involvement in the opioid crisis, and Rite-Aid previously settled in August for $1.5 million for one county.
It's lawmakers vs lobbyists as the owners of opioid maker Purdue Pharma try to shield their corporate empire from litigation.
Carfentanil is a synthetic opiate 100 times more potent than fentanyl. It's typically used to tranquilize elephants and other large animals.
The 16-year-old actor died as a result of an accidental overdose involving the same drug that led to the deaths of Prince and Tom Petty.
"For some individuals with TBI, risk factors may converge to create a 'perfect storm,' placing them at an increased risk for opioid use"
The judge called the decision a "bitter result," saying he wished for a higher settlement, ultimately concluding thought that it would be better to settle now.
Known as "Hong Kong Zaron," Zhang Jian is accused of leading the criminal Zhang Drug Trafficking Organization and selling fentanyl.
"I think there is a lot in this strategy for everyone to like," said state Senator Scott Wiener, the author of the bill. "Most important of all, it works."
McKinsey and Co. agreed to pay nearly $600 million to almost every state and five U.S. territories over its involvement with drug makers in the sale of opioids.
"It was important to the board that the market share of abuse-deterrent opioids grew because we believed and were told repeatedly by management that abuse-deterrent opioids saved lives," Mortimer D.A. Sackler said.
Five years after OxyContin's launch, Richard Sackler said in an email that people who were misusing the drug were "the culprits and the problem."
"We need a release that's sufficient to get our goals accomplished," Sackler said responding to the U.S. bankruptcy trustee's lawyer.
Purdue Pharma proposed its settlement plan to a bankruptcy judge, which involves the company dedicating profits to abating the opioid crisis.
In the debate over marijuana legalization, supporters of the pot industry often resort to poor arguments, outdated studies and hyperbole.
We must be humble enough to admit where we've come up short, and savvy enough to tap into lessons from our past successes.
Dozens of studies have since shown little to no correlation between lockdown stringency and containing the spread of COVID-19.
Last week, a mother in Maine found Suboxone in her son's Happy Meal. According to police, the incident was accidental; however, two McDonald's employees have been charged.
Congress should enact regulations to loosen the grip the pharmaceutical industry has on America's doctors.
A woman was arrested with 2 kilograms of fentanyl in her car, her 4-year-old daughter also in the vehicle. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid and prescription, is being distributed across the country and sold on the illegal drug market.
Officers first feared their colleague had been exposed to the synthetic opioid Fentanyl, which can be fatal in small doses.
The West Virginia city of Huntington and surrounding Cabell County sued the nation's three largest opioid distributors after more than 700 people died over five years in a county with a population of less than 100,000.
Representative Bob Latta and Annie Kuster explain the causes and possible solutions ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. that has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Justice Department filed the civil suit against the retailer, which operates one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains.
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Opioid overdoses have increased 53 percent in South Carolina since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
The man was allegedly selling fentanyl, one of many opioids connection to over 100 deaths in the U.S. each day.
There's more than one battle to be won in the fight for safer, healthier America.
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chris Taylor, a city councilman in Safford, was revived by paramedics after his wife found him unresponsive at home.
Hep C is killing more Americans than all other infectious diseases combined. It's time we supported all measures to address it.