(The Center Square) – Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $149.5 million to Washington state and its local governments to settle a lawsuit over the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- One of the nation's largest drugstore chains has voluntarily initiated the Chapter 11 process for bankruptcy protection.Rite Aid announced Sunday that the company had reached an agreement with creditors on the terms of its financial restructuring plan that will "increase its... Read More.
In its 50th year of providing services to persons with alcohol and other substance use disorders, Evergreen Recovery Centers was joined by Governor Jay Inslee to celebrate the completion of a new facility on its original... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A 1-year-old boy died and three other children were hospitalized after apparently "coming into contact with an opioid" at a home-based child care site in the Bronx on Friday, New York City police said.The boy who died was identified by authorities as... Read More.
As we've covered many times on these pages, Snohomish County has a huge drug problem, the worst in the state. Snohomish County Executive is really close to this issue, openly discussing how he lost his brother. He is throwing every penny he can find... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked Purdue Pharma's plan to emerge from bankruptcy that shielded the founding Sackler families from liability in the nation's opioid epidemic.The application for a stay, brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, was presented to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 300 people were arrested as a result of a years-long, three-continent operation targeting darknet trafficking of fentanyl and opioids, the Justice Department and FBI announced Tuesday.Under "Operation SpecTor," the "largest ever operation targeting the trafficking of fentanyl and opioids on the... Read More.
The City of Everett announced a $4.19 million settlement has been reached on its lawsuit against several pharmaceutical corporations for their contributions to the local opioid crisis: CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Teva and Allergan.Everett faced sharp rises in drug abuse, addiction and associated illegal conduct... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- One of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of prescription drugs failed hundreds of thousands of times over the last decade to report suspicious orders of opioids, fueling the country's opioids epidemic by putting profits over safety, federal prosecutors said Thursday.AmerisourceBergen and two... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- CVS Health and Walgreens on Wednesday said they had agreed in principle to pay about $10 billion in total to settle a series of opioid-related lawsuits brought against the pharmacy chains.CVS said it had agreed to a $5 billion settlement designed... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- CVS Health on Wednesday said it had agreed to a $5 billion settlement designed to "substantially resolve" opioid lawsuits against the pharmacy chain.“We are pleased to resolve these longstanding claims and putting them behind us is in the best interest of... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- A medicine used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose from drugs such as fentanyl will be available at all K-12 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the coming weeks, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced on Thursday.The Los... Read More.