The two men were found dead in a vacant apartment in a building in downtown Los Angeles, with a substance believed to be fentanyl near them.
The remaining juvenile residents have been temporarily moved to an adult facility while the investigation continues.
Dozens of family members of those who suffered from opioid addictions criticized the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.
However, truth Pharma told Newsweek in a statement that the additional $1 billion in payments was "an insult" due to the Sacklers' vast wealth.
Erik Kay faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
"It sounds like a lot. Could over a million people die in a decade? Yeah, very easily," lead researcher Dr. Keith Humphreys told Newsweek.
While the official cause of death has not been released, local news outlets have suggested it may have been drug-induced.
Authorities allege that a Michigan doctor's pill mill was conducted with fake patients and strong drugs over a three-year period.
Officers also found 40 bags of fentanyl in several classrooms and the school's gymnasium.
The preteen was the youngest individual to die of a fentanyl overdose in Santa Clara County in 2020, local officials said.
The suspect faces a litany of interlinked child abuse, drug possession and drug trafficking charges.
Police found 40 small bags of powdered fentanyl in the gymnasium and several classrooms.
"They try to say they're selling legal products. The only problem is: They're selling them illegally," said one of the prosecuting lawyers.
"Drug traffickers are harnessing social media because it is accessible," DEA administrator Anne Milgram warned Sunday.
Purdue Pharma said it would appeal a federal judge's ruling to toss out a roughly $4.5 billion settlement that shielded the Sackler family from lawsuits.
The Sackler name will be stripped from seven exhibition spaces in the famous New York City museum.
The grandmother, who was the legal guardian, left the child with its mother unsupervised for 30 minutes before its death.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has taken McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and Amerisource Bergen Corp. to court.
Danny Strong wrote and directed the Hulu series "Dopesick" which tells the story of the Opioid addiction crisis from multiple perspectives.
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.
"The proceeds of the scheme were spent on luxury items, including vehicles, yachts and real estate," the DOJ said.
Dr. Adrian Talbot could receive up to 10 years in prison for one charge, and 20 years each for subsequent counts.
At least five other MLB players may provide testimony against the former Angeles staffer indicted for the death of Tyler Skaggs.
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."
Purdue Pharma proposed its settlement plan to a bankruptcy judge, which involves the company dedicating profits to abating the opioid crisis.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is speaking out regarding deadly drug overdoses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Michael LaPaglia, who was already on parole, is accused of allegedly clearing patients using antibody tests not capable of checking for current infections.
Congress should enact regulations to loosen the grip the pharmaceutical industry has on America's doctors.
Alabama has the nation's highest rate of opioid prescriptions—nearly double the national rate.