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#opioid crisis

# opioid-crisis - Monday 16 September, 2019

Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases

The cases against Purdue seek to address the costs of millions of Americans sinking into addiction.

# opioid-crisis - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Pharma company that makes painkiller Oxycontin to offer over $10 billion to settle claims in US

Purdue Pharma said it “sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation”.

Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics

A landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson was made in Oklahoma yesterday.

# opioid-crisis - Monday 26 August, 2019

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay over $570 million in landmark opioid trial

A US judged ordered the healthcare giant to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis.

# opioid-crisis - Thursday 13 September, 2018

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

# opioid-crisis - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Donald Trump has suggested the 'ultimate penalty' for drug dealers

“We’re going to have to be very strong on penalties,” Trump said today.