Opioid Epidemic

The nation filed the first suit of its kind in 2017, claiming drug distributors and pharmacies had fueled an epidemic on tribal lands in Oklahoma.
President Joe Biden's administration hopes concessions to progressives can help win over Congress on confronting the opioid epidemic.
The Sackler family will give up ownership of the company and contribute $4.5 billion but will be freed from any future lawsuits over opioids.
The Sackler family, which profited off the epidemic with the painkiller OxyContin, is seeking to settle thousands of lawsuits in exchange for future legal immunity.
The company has agreed to permanently stop selling opioids across the country, not just New York state.
The owners of Purdue Pharma may soon be immune to future litigation over their role in the opioid epidemic under a bankruptcy plan advanced by a federal judge.
An Arizona couple bought a Glo Worm doll from a thrift store and made a startling discovery when they went to put batteries in it.
“I’m not sure that I’m aware of any family in America that’s more evil than yours,” Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) said.
William O’Brien was a well-heeled doctor with a thriving Philadelphia medical practice. He was also at the center of a massive painkiller supply chain run by an outlaw biker gang.
William O’Brien was a well-heeled doctor with a thriving Philadelphia medical practice. He was also at the center of a massive painkiller supply chain run by an outlaw biker gang.